Associations to the word «Nature»


NATURE, noun. (uncountable) The natural world; consisting of all things unaffected by or predating human technology, production and design. e.g. the ecosystem, the natural environment, virgin ground, unmodified species, laws of nature.
NATURE, noun. The innate characteristics of a thing. What something will tend by its own constitution, to be or do. Distinct from what might be expected or intended.
NATURE, noun. The summary of everything that has to do with biological, chemical and physical states and events in the physical universe.
NATURE, noun. Conformity to that which is natural, as distinguished from that which is artificial, or forced, or remote from actual experience.
NATURE, noun. Kind, sort; character; quality.
NATURE, noun. (obsolete) Physical constitution or existence; the vital powers; the natural life.
NATURE, noun. (obsolete) Natural affection or reverence.
NATURE, verb. (obsolete) To endow with natural qualities.
NATURE, proper noun. The sum of natural forces reified and considered as a sentient being, will, or principle.
NATURE DEFICIT DISORDER, noun. A class of behavioural problems in modern children, ascribed to the fact that they spend little time outdoors.
NATURE MORTE, noun. An image depicting inanimate objects; a still life.
NATURE OF THE BEAST, noun. (with "the") The unchangeable nature of something.
NATURE PRESERVE, noun. An area of land managed to conserve wildlife or plant habitat or other natural features.
NATURE PRESERVES, noun. Plural of nature preserve
NATURE PRINTING, noun. A printing process that produces an impression of plants, animals, rocks, or other natural subjects.
NATURE RESERVE, noun. An area of land managed to conserve wildlife or plant habitat or other natural features.
NATURE RESERVES, noun. Plural of nature reserve
NATURE STRIP, noun. (Australia) (regional) An area of grass beside a roadway, possibly with a few trees or shrubs, lying between the roadway proper and the footpath, if there is one; a tree lawn.
NATURE STRIPS, noun. Plural of nature strip

Dictionary definition

NATURE, noun. The essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized; "it is the nature of fire to burn"; "the true nature of jealousy".
NATURE, noun. 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".
NATURE, noun. The natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.; "they tried to preserve nature as they found it".
NATURE, noun. The complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions; "it is his nature to help others".
NATURE, noun. 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".

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis