(Nat"ka) a. (Zoöl.) A species of shrike.
(Na"tri*um) n. [NL. See Natron.] (Chem.) The technical name for sodium.
(Na"tro*lite) n. [Natron + -lite: cf. F. natrolithe.] (Min.) A zeolite occuring in groups of glassy
acicular crystals, and in masses which often have a radiated structure. It is a hydrous silicate of alumina
(Na"tron) n. [F., fr. Sp. natron, Ar. natrun, nitrun. Cf. Niter, Anatron.] (Min.) Native sodium
carbonate. [Written also anatron.]
(Nat"ter) v. i. [Cf. Icel. knetta to grumble.] To find fault; to be peevish. [Prov. Eng. or Scot.]
(Nat"ter*jack`) n. (Zoöl.) A European toad having a yellow line along its back.
(Nat"ty) a. [Cf. Neat clean.] Neat; tidy; spruce. [Colloq.]
Nat"ti*ly, adv. Nat"ti*ness, n.
(Nat"u*ral) a. [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature.]
1. Fixed or determined by nature; pertaining to the constitution of a thing; belonging to native character; according
to nature; essential; characteristic; not artificial, foreign, assumed, put on, or acquired; as, the natural growth
of animals or plants; the natural motion of a gravitating body; natural strength or disposition; the natural
heat of the body; natural color.
With strong natural sense, and rare force of will.Macaulay.
2. Conformed to the order, laws, or actual facts, of nature; consonant to the methods of nature; according
to the stated course of things, or in accordance with the laws which govern events, feelings, etc.; not
exceptional or violent; legitimate; normal; regular; as, the natural consequence of crime; a natural death.
What can be more natural than the circumstances in the behavior of those women who had lost their
husbands on this fatal day?Addison.
3. Having to do with existing system to things; dealing with, or derived from, the creation, or the world of
matter and mind, as known by man; within the scope of human reason or experience; not supernatural; as,
a natural law; natural science; history, theology.
I call that natural religion which men might know . . . by the mere principles of reason, improved by
consideration and experience, without the help of revelation.Bp. Wilkins.
4. Conformed to truth or reality; as: (a) Springing from true sentiment; not artificial or exaggerated;
said of action, delivery, etc.; as, a natural gesture, tone, etc. (b) Resembling the object imitated; true
to nature; according to the life; said of anything copied or imitated; as, a portrait is natural.
5. Having the character or sentiments properly belonging to one's position; not unnatural in feelings.
To leave his wife, to leave his babes, . . .Shak.
He wants the natural touch.
6. Connected by the ties of consanguinity. "Natural friends." J. H. Newman.