What does the word artificial mean?

Usage examples for artificial

  1. From the regular appearance of this basin, we might have supposed it to have been artificial. – In the Rocky Mountains by W. H. G. Kingston
  2. I kept up a large fire to guide them, not that old Jimmy required such artificial aid, but to save time; in about an hour they returned with the missing horse. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  3. I'm as cool as a piece of artificial ice! – Swamp Island by Mildred A. Wirt