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Meaning of NATAL

Pronunciation:  'neytul, nu'tal

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a port city in northeastern Brazil
  2. [n]  a region of eastern South Africa on the Indian Ocean
  3. [adj]  relating to or accompanying birth; "natal injuries"; "natal day"; "natal influences"
  4. [adj]  of or relating to the buttocks

NATAL is a 5 letter word that starts with N.


 See Also: Brasil, Brazil, city, district, Federative Republic of Brazil, metropolis, port, Republic of South Africa, South Africa, territory, Tugela, Tugela Falls, urban center, Zulu



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Na"tal\, a. [L. natalis, fr. natus, p. p. of nasci to be
born: cf. F. natal. See {Nation}, and cf. {Noel}.]
1. Of or pertaining to one's birth; accompying or dating from
   one's birth; native.

         Princes' children took names from their natal
         places.                               --Camden.

         Propitious star, whose sacred power Presided o'er
         the monarch's natal hour.             --Prior.

2. (Actrol.) Presiding over nativity; as, natal Jove.

Syn: Native, natural. See {Native}.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Pertaining to birth.
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