- existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind；(of fabric) having a color characteristic of the unbleached and undyed state; off-white.
- a person regarded as having an innate gift or talent for a particular task or activity；a thing that is particularly suited for something
noun: natural, plural noun: naturals
- 1. existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind carrots contain a natural antiseptic that fights bacteria natural disasters such as earthquakes
- ▪ (of fabric) having a color characteristic of the unbleached and undyed state; off-white.
- 2. of or in agreement with the character or makeup of, or circumstances surrounding, someone or something sharks have no natural enemies
- ▪ (of a person) born with a particular skill, quality, or ability he was a natural entertainer 同義詞
- ▪ (of a skill, quality, or ability) coming instinctively to a person; innate writing appears to demand muscular movements that are not natural to children 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a person or their behavior) relaxed and unaffected; spontaneous he replied with too much nonchalance to sound natural 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ occurring as a matter of course and without debate; inevitable Ken was a natural choice for coach 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of law or justice) based on innate moral sense; instinctively felt to be right and fair you might feel that holding the teacher responsible for the results contravenes natural justice
- 3. (of a parent or child) related by blood such adopted children always knew who their natural parents were
- ▪ archaic illegitimate the Baron left a natural son by his mistress 同義詞 反義詞
- 4. (of a note) not sharped or flatted the bassoon plays G-natural instead of A-flat
- ▪ (of a brass instrument) having no valves and able to play only the notes of the harmonic series above a fundamental note.
- ▪ relating to the notes and intervals of the harmonic series.
- 5. relating to earthly or unredeemed human or physical nature as distinct from the spiritual or supernatural realm.
- 6. (of a bid) straightforwardly reflecting one's holding of cards his bid of one heart was natural and positive
- 1. a person regarded as having an innate gift or talent for a particular task or activity she was a natural for the sort of television work required of her
- ▪ a thing that is particularly suited for something perky musical accompaniment would seem a natural for this series
- 2. a sign (♮) denoting a natural note when a previous sign or the key signature would otherwise demand a sharp or a flat.
- ▪ a natural note.
- ▪ any of the longer keys on a keyboard instrument that are normally white.
- 3. a creamy beige color color for the summer is defined by the trend towards naturals
- 4. (in a gambling game) a combination or score that immediately wins.
- ▪ a hand of two cards making 21 in the first deal in blackjack and similar games.
- ▪ a first throw of 7 or 11 at craps.
- 5. an insect or other small creature used as bait, rather than an artificial imitation.
- 6. archaic a person born with a learning disability.
- 1. informal, dialect naturally keep walking—just act natural