Definition of natural-born in English:

natural-born

adjective

  • 1Having a specified innate characteristic or ability.

    ‘Glen was a natural-born sailor’
    • ‘He was such a natural-born actor that I just assumed he would go on acting.’
    • ‘As well as being an artist, he was a natural-born teacher.’
    • ‘His colleagues describe him as a natural-born workaholic who can keep a sharp mind even after working all night.’
    • ‘As well as having a natural-born talent and vast imagination, it seems his trick in creating the most popular television series was keeping his eyes and ears open.’
    • ‘But like all natural-born followers, I require a main party leader to lead the way first.’
    • ‘As natural-born philosophers, the Greeks knew that when it came to preparing for the Olympics, the last minute was as good as any other.’
    • ‘He's either a natural-born bore, or just immature and simply not ready to have a girlfriend.’
    • ‘He was captivating, a natural-born performer who knew how to modulate his voice, to gesture compellingly, to manipulate silence and mood so that I found myself laughing one moment and nearly weeping the next.’
    • ‘Dave is a natural-born scammer who, along with a couple of pals, has cheated his way through university.’
    • ‘For example, I'm something of a natural-born show-off (hadn't you guessed?)’
    • ‘There are natural-born short sleepers who are perfectly healthy with fewer than six hours.’
    • ‘She's a natural-born peacemaker and, ultimately, can help bring harmony to just about any uncomfortable situation.’
    • ‘Apparently cats do not get enough protein from tinned food and being natural-born predators even couch-potato felines will feast as nature intended.’
    • ‘With Braveheart, Mel Gibson demonstrated his prowess as a natural-born director.’
    • ‘A natural-born performer, Brown began writing her own music when she was 12 years old.’
    • ‘Is she really a natural-born celebrator, joyous and outgoing at every turn?’
    • ‘Rufus is thorough in exploring the differences between natural-born loners and pseudo-loners.’
    • ‘‘My running mate is a natural-born leader,’ Kerry said.’
    • ‘He's a natural-born performer, exuding charisma on stage - and frequently off it, as he scuttles into the crowd to give a wary punter a passionate bear hug.’
    • ‘From those intense and physically demanding days of her apprenticeship Louise nurtured her natural-born talent for designing. cutting and creating spectacular hairstyles.’
    innate, inborn, inherent, native, native-born, intrinsic, instinctive, instinctual, intuitive, natural-born, ingrained, built-in
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    1. 1.1archaic Having a position by birth.
      • ‘The US president and vice-president must be natural-born citizens, at least 35 years of age and residents of the country for 14 years.’
      • ‘Several lawyers are calling for his disqualification on the grounds that he is not a natural-born Filipino citizen.’
      • ‘Most older expatriate Samoans are immigrants, although many of their offspring are natural-born citizens of their host countries.’
      • ‘Documents taken from the National Archive microfilm point to FPJ not being a natural-born citizen of the Philippines and therefore ineligible to run for president.’
      • ‘The president, who had to be a natural-born citizen of the United States, was to be commander-in-chief of the military and the state militias when brought into federal service.’
      • ‘Also, the Constitution requires that the president be a natural-born citizen, so Chao, born in Taiwan, and Martinez, who came to the United States from Cuba, would not be eligible.’
      • ‘For instance, many other Americans fail to realize that Puerto Ricans are natural-born American citizens or wrongly view their native island as a primitive tropical land of grass huts and grass skirts.’
      • ‘This provision complemented legislation introduced in 1844, providing that an alien woman who married a British subject would be deemed a naturalized British subject with all the rights and privileges of a natural-born subject.’
      • ‘If natural-born Bahamians cannot see the fallacy of that statement, then they deserve to be outnumbered by a people smarter than them.’

Pronunciation:

natural-born

/ˈnaCH(ə)rəl ˈˌbôrn/