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Definition 1: (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake - [noun denoting act]

(natural is a kind of ...) the act of throwing dice

(natural belongs to category ...) a gambling game played with two dice; a first throw of 7 or 11 wins and a first throw of 2, 3, or 12 loses and a first throw of any other number must be repeated to win before a 7 is thrown, which loses the bet and the dice

Definition 2: a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for natural in the sense of this definition

(natural is a kind of ...) (music) notation used by musicians

Definition 3: someone regarded as certain to succeed - [noun denoting person]

Samples where natural or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he's a natural for the job

(natural is a kind of ...) a person with a record of successes

"his son would never be the achiever that his father was" "only winners need apply" "if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success"

Definition 4: (of a parent or child) related by blood; genetically related - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where natural or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • biological child
  • natural parent

Synonyms for natural in the sense of this definition

(natural is similar to ...) (of offspring) generated by procreation

"naturally begotten child"

Definition 5: in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where natural or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a very natural development
  • our natural environment
  • natural science
  • natural resources
  • natural cliffs
  • natural phenomena

(natural is similar to ...) not far removed from or suggestive of nature

"the earthy taste of warm milk fresh from the cow" "earthy smells of new-mown grass"

(means also ...) existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation

"a natural pearl" "natural gas" "natural silk" "natural blonde hair" "a natural sweetener" "natural fertilizers"

(means also ...) existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical

"a perfectly natural explanation"

(... are attributes of natural) the quality of being natural or based on natural principles

"he accepted the naturalness of death" "the spontaneous naturalness of his manner"

Definition 6: existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where natural or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a natural pearl
  • natural gas
  • natural silk
  • natural blonde hair
  • a natural sweetener
  • natural fertilizers

(natural is similar to ...) not artificially colored or bleached

"unbleached blonde hair" "her hair is uncolored" "undyed cotton"

(means also ...) in accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature

"a very natural development" "our natural environment" "natural science" "natural resources" "natural cliffs" "natural phenomena"

Definition 7: existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where natural or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a perfectly natural explanation

(natural is similar to ...) according with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter)

"a reflex response to physical stimuli"

Definition 8: (of a musical note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where natural or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a natural scale
  • B natural

(natural belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 9: being talented through inherited qualities - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where natural or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a natural leader
  • a born musician
  • an innate talent

Synonyms for natural in the sense of this definition

(natural is similar to ...) having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree

"is there intelligent life in the universe?" "an intelligent question"

Definition 10: functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where natural or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it's the natural thing to happen
  • natural immunity
  • a grandparent's natural affection for a grandchild

(natural is similar to ...) conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal

"serve wine at normal room temperature" "normal diplomatic relations" "normal working hours" "normal word order" "normal curiosity" "the normal course of events"

(natural belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 11: unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where natural or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a cat's natural aversion to water
  • offering to help was as instinctive as breathing

Synonyms for natural in the sense of this definition

(natural is similar to ...) happening or arising without apparent external cause

"spontaneous laughter" "spontaneous combustion" "a spontaneous abortion"

Definition 12: free from artificiality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where natural or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a lifelike pose
  • a natural reaction

Synonyms for natural in the sense of this definition

(natural is similar to ...) free of artificiality; sincere and genuine

"an unaffected grace"

Definition 13: (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where natural or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • natural yogurt
  • natural produce
  • raw wool
  • raw sugar
  • bales of rude cotton

Synonyms for natural in the sense of this definition

(natural is similar to ...) not altered from an original or natural state

"unprocessed commodities"

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