1. [syn: Natal, KwaZulu-Natal]
2. a port city in northeastern Brazil;
1. relating to or accompanying birth;
- Example: "natal injuries"
- Example: "natal day"
- Example: "natal influences"
2. of or relating to the buttocks;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Natal \Na"tal\ (n[=a]"tal), a. [L. natalis, fr. natus, p. p. of
nasci to be born: cf. F. natal. See Nation, and cf.
1. Of or pertaining to one's birth; accompying or dating from
one's birth; native.
Princes' children took names from their natal
Propitious star, whose sacred power
Presided o'er the monarch's natal hour. --Prior.
2. (Astrol.) Presiding over nativity; as, natal Jove.
Syn: Native, natural. See Native.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: relating to or accompanying birth; "natal injuries";
"natal day"; "natal influences"
2: of or relating to the buttocks
n 1: a region of eastern South Africa on the Indian Ocean;
"Natal was renamed KwaZulu-Natal in 1994" [syn: Natal,
2: a port city in northeastern Brazil
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
54 Moby Thesaurus words for "natal":
abecedarian, aboriginal, antenatal, autochthonous, beginning,
budding, creative, elemental, elementary, embryonic, endemic,
fetal, formative, foundational, fundamental, gestatory, homebred,
homegrown, in embryo, in its infancy, in the bud, inaugural,
inceptive, inchoate, inchoative, incipient, incunabular,
indigenous, infant, infantile, initial, initiative, initiatory,
introductory, inventive, nascent, native, native-born, original,
parturient, postnatal, pregnant, prenatal, primal, primary, prime,
primeval, primitive, primogenial, procreative, rudimental,
rudimentary, ur, vernacular
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
NATALE. The state of condition of a man acquired by birth.