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nat·u·ral·ist

 (năch′ər-ə-lĭst, năch′rə-)
n.
1. One versed in natural history, especially in zoology or botany.
2. One who believes in and follows the tenets of naturalism.
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naturalist

(ˈnætʃrəlɪst; -tʃərəl-)
n
1. (Biology) a person who is expert or interested in botany or zoology, esp in the field
2. (Art Terms) a person who advocates or practises naturalism, esp in art or literature
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a person who advocates or practises naturalism, esp in art or literature
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nat•u•ral•ist

(ˈnætʃ ər ə lɪst, ˈnætʃ rə-)

n.
1. a person who studies or is an expert in natural history, esp. a zoologist or botanist.
2. an adherent of naturalism in literature or art.
[1580–90]
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nat·u·ral·ist

(năch′ər-ə-lĭst)
A person who specializes in natural history, especially in the study of plants and animals in their natural surroundings.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.naturalist - an advocate of the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific termsnaturalist - an advocate of the doctrine that the world can be understood in scientific terms
philosopher - a specialist in philosophy
2.naturalist - a biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology)
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
biologist, life scientist - (biology) a scientist who studies living organisms
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naturalist

noun biologist, environmentalist, conservationist, ecologist, botanist, zoologist, ornithologist, entomologist, life scientist, preservationist, natural historian, tree-hugger (informal, derogatory) Dr Forsythe is a professional naturalist, author and research entomologist.
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Translations
باحِث في عِلْم التّاريخ الطَّبيعيطَبِيعِيٌّ
přírodovědec
naturforsker
luonnontieteilijä
prirodoslovac
náttúrufræîingur
自然誌研究者
자연주의자
prírodovedec
naturalist
นักธรรมชาตินิยม
nhà tự nhiên học

naturalist

[ˈnætʃrəlɪst] Nnaturalista mf
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naturalist

[ˈnætʃərəlɪst] nnaturaliste mf
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naturalist

n
Naturforscher(in) m(f)
(Art, Liter) → Naturalist(in) m(f)
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naturalist

[ˈnætʃrəlɪst] nnaturalista m/f
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natural

(ˈnӕtʃərəl) adjective
1. of or produced by nature, not made by men. Coal, oil etc are natural resources; Wild animals are happier in their natural state than in a zoo.
2. born in a person. natural beauty; He had a natural ability for music.
3. (of manner) simple, without pretence. a nice, natural smile.
4. normal; as one would expect. It's quite natural for a boy of his age to be interested in girls.
5. of a musical note, not sharp or flat. G natural is lower in pitch than G sharp.
noun
1. a person who is naturally good at something.
2. in music (a sign ( ) indicating) a note which is not to be played sharp or flat.
ˈnaturalist noun
a person who studies animal and plant life.
ˈnaturally adverb
1. of course; as one would expect. Naturally I didn't want to risk missing the train.
2. by nature; as a natural characteristic. She is naturally kind.
3. normally; in a relaxed way. Although he was nervous, he behaved quite naturally.
natural gas
gas suitable for burning, found underground or under the sea.
natural history
the study of plants and animals.
natural resources
sources of energy, wealth etc which occur naturally and are not made by man, eg coal, oil, forests etc.
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naturalist

طَبِيعِيٌّ přírodovědec naturforsker Naturwissenschaftler φυσιοδίφης naturalista luonnontieteilijä naturaliste prirodoslovac naturalista 自然誌研究者 자연주의자 naturalist naturhistoriker naturalista naturalista натуралист naturalist นักธรรมชาตินิยม doğa bilimleri uzmanı nhà tự nhiên học 自然主义者
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A DISTINGUISHED Naturalist was travelling in Australia, when he saw a Kangaroo in session and flung a stone at it.
After another long silence the Distinguished Naturalist said:
'Beagle,' as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the inhabitants of South America, and in the geological relations of the present to the past inhabitants of that continent.
This gentleman he had cordially received into his family, or rather under his protection, and they had journeyed together, thus far through the prairies, in perfect harmony: Ishmael often felicitating his wife on the possession of a companion, who would be so serviceable in their new abode, wherever it might chance to be, until the family were thoroughly "acclimated." The pursuits of the naturalist frequently led him, however, for days at a time, from the direct line of the route of the squatter, who rarely seemed to have any other guide than the sun.
A search of the shelves of almost any public library will bring to light a book entitled, "A Naturalist Among the Head Hunters." Mr.
Bradbury was less exclusive in his tastes and habits, and combined the hunter and sportsman with the naturalist. He took his rifle or his fowling-piece with him in his geological researches, conformed to the hardy and rugged habits of the men around him, and of course gained favor in their eyes.
Naturalist," he replied; "and we are going to fight them, man to beast."
Assuredly, we must conclude so, if we are to credit the accounts of such gentlemen as Pliny, and the ancient naturalists generally.
I have in this edition largely condensed and corrected some parts, and have added a little to others, in order to render the volume more fitted for popular reading; but I trust that naturalists will remember, that they must refer for details to the larger publications which comprise the scientific results of the Expedition.
For the present let it suffice for us to know that he accepted the "Development Hypothesis" as an explanation of the origin of species: but he did not halt where most naturalists have halted.
In our time the majority of so-called advanced people- that is, the crowd of ignoramuses- have taken the work of the naturalists who deal with one side of the question for a solution of the whole problem.
All these incomplete indications but serve to torture us naturalists. Thus speak of the whale, the great Cuvier, and John Hunter, and Lesson, those lights of zoology and anatomy.