natural resource


a naturally occurring source of wealth, as land or water.
natural resources, the natural wealth of a country, consisting of land, forests, mineral deposits, water, etc.

Nearby words

  1. natural philosophy,
  2. natural rate of unemployment,
  3. natural realism,
  4. natural religion,
  5. natural resistance,
  6. natural resources,
  7. natural right,
  8. natural rights,
  9. natural rubber,
  10. natural science

Origin of natural resource

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for natural-resources

natural resource

Something, such as a forest, a mineral deposit, or fresh water, that is found in nature and is necessary or useful to humans. See more at nonrenewable renewable.
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