- n someone regarded as certain to succeed
he's a natural for the job
- n a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
- n (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake
- a in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature
a very natural development
our natural environment
- a existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation
a natural pearl
natural blonde hair
a natural sweetener
- a existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical
a perfectly natural explanation
- s functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies
it's the natural thing to happen
a grandparent's natural affection for a grandchild
- a (of a musical note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone
a natural scale
- s unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct
a cat's natural aversion to water
- s (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
- s related by blood; not adopted
- s being talented through inherited qualities
a natural leader
- s free from artificiality
a natural reaction
- The church has been particularly aggressive in promoting natural family planning throughout the Third World.
- We have more natural gas than we need, and potentially more than we can store.
- Demand for natural gas is increasing.
- Barack Obama in Politico
As I said yesterday, every day that this leak continues is an assault on the people of the Gulf Coast region, their livelihoods, and the natural bounty that belongs to all of us,Obama said in a statement.
- Graeme McDowell in New York Times
I'd be lying if I hadn't thought about picking up the trophy on Sunday afternoon,he said. "I think that's only natural."
- Hillary Rodham Clinton in Telegraph.co.uk
On Wednesday, Mrs Clinton responded by insisting that all settlement activity be halted - "not some settlements, not outposts, not natural growth exceptions".