Natatorial Na`ta*to"rial, a. Inclined or adapted to swim; swimming; as, natatorial birds. [1913 Webster]

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  • natatorial — (adj.) 1816, from natatory (adj.), from L. natatorius, from natator swimmer (see NATATORIUM (Cf. natatorium)) + AL (Cf. al) …   Etymology dictionary

  • natatorial — [nāt΄ə tôr′ē əl, nat΄ə tôr′ē əl] adj. [< LL natatorius < L natator, swimmer (see NATANT) + AL] of, characterized by, or adapted for swimming: also natatory …   English World dictionary

  • natatorial — or natatory adjective Date: 1816 1. of or relating to swimming 2. adapted to or characterized by swimming < a natatorial leg of an aquatic insect > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • natatorial — /nay teuh tawr ee euhl, tohr , nat euh /, adj. pertaining to, adapted for, or characterized by swimming: natatorial birds. Also, natatory. [1810 20; NATAT(ION) + ORIAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • natatorial — /neɪtəˈtɔriəl/ (say naytuh tawreeuhl) adjective relating to, adapted for, or characterised by swimming: natatorial birds. Also, natatory /ˈneɪtətəri/ (say naytuhtuhree), / tri/ (say tree). {Late Latin natātōrius + al1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • natatorial — adjective Of or pertaining to swimming …   Wiktionary

  • natatorial — na·ta·to·ri·al || ‚neɪtÉ™ tɔːrɪəl adj. of swimming, adapted for swimming, characterized by swimming …   English contemporary dictionary

  • natatorial — na·ta·to·ri·al …   English syllables

  • natatorial — na•ta•to•ri•al [[t]ˌneɪ təˈtɔr i əl, ˈtoʊr , ˌnæt ə [/t]] also na′ta•to ry adj. zool. pertaining to, adapted for, or characterized by swimming • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • natatorial — adj. (also natatory) formal 1 swimming. 2 of or concerning swimming. Etymology: LL natatorius f. L natator swimmer (as NATATION) …   Useful english dictionary

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