Meaning of “natural” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective uk us /ˈnætʃərəl/

B1 Something that is natural exists or happens because of nature, not because it was made or done by people:

natural gas/resources
natural beauty
to die of natural causes (= because you are sick or old)
This product contains only natural ingredients.

B2 normal or expected:

a natural impulse/instinct
It's perfectly natural to feel nervous.
→ Opposite unnatural

If you have a natural characteristic, it is something you have been born with:

a natural talent
She's a natural athlete/blonde.
naturalness noun [ U ]

(Definition of “natural” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)