Definition of NATURE

noun : NATURE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized; "it is the nature of fire to burn"; "the true nature of jealousy" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe; "the laws of nature"; "nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.; "they tried to preserve nature as they found it" ;

  • 4. (

    ) the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions; "it is his nature to help others" ;

  • 5. (

    ) a particular type of thing; "problems of this type are very difficult to solve"; "he's interested in trains and things of that nature"; "matters of a personal nature" ;

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