Definitions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a shape created by natural forces; not man-made

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Examples

  • They were based on a natural characteristic of elk or deer: the hind leg bends so sharply at the gambrel joint it conforms to the natural shape of a human foot.

    The Mammoth Hunters

  • The natural shape of a forest tree is tall and bare-trunked, with most of the branches and leaves near the top – in the canopy which bears the brunt of the photon rain.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • The pollard willows, tortured out of their natural shape by incessant choppings, because spiny-haired monsters as they stood up against it.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • As I gazed at him, his dragon self seemed to surround his body in a vaporous mist, as if he'd simultaneously taken on his natural shape yet remained in his human form.

    Changeling

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