Definitions English

  • The material world and its phenomena.
  • The forces and processes that produce and control all the phenomena of the material world: the laws of nature.
  • The world of living things and the outdoors: the beauties of nature.
  • A primitive state of existence, untouched and uninfluenced by civilization or artificiality: couldn't tolerate city life anymore and went back to nature.
  • Theology Humankind's natural state as distinguished from the state of grace.
  • A kind or sort: confidences of a personal nature.
  • The essential characteristics and qualities of a person or thing: "She was only strong and sweet and in her nature when she was really deep in trouble” ( Gertrude Stein).
  • The fundamental character or disposition of a person; temperament: "Strange natures made a brotherhood of ill” ( Percy Bysshe Shelley).
  • The natural or real aspect of a person, place, or thing. See Synonyms at disposition.
  • The processes and functions of the body.