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Definitions of nature

  1.   a particular of thing; " problems of this are very difficult to solve"; " he's interested in trains and things of that nature"; " matters of a personal nature"
  2.   Constitution or quality of mind or character.
  3.   Established order of things; the universe; essential qualities; native disposition; character.
  4.   Natural affection or reverence.
  5.   The existing system of things; the world of matter, or of matter and mind; the creation; the universe.
  6.   Conformity to that which is natural, as distinguished from that which is artifical, or forced, or remote from actual experience.
  7.   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"
  8.   The sum of qualities and attributes which make a person or thing what it is, as distinct from others; native character; inherent or essential qualities or attributes; peculiar constitution or quality of being.
  9.   Physical constitution or existence; the vital powers; the natural life.
  10.   The qualities or properties which make a thing what it is; native character; essential qualities; disposition of mind; the established order of created things; the power which has created and which presides over all things, being the effect put for, or associated with, the cause; natural affection or reverence; sort, species, or kind; sentiments or images conformable to truth and reality.
  11.   The established or regular course of things; usual order of events; connection of cause and effect.
  12.   The universe of things as made or produced; the power or powers that produce it; the essence or essential qualities of a thing; the established or regular course of things; natural law; constitution; disposition; natural affection; species; particular character; birth; a natural thing; nakedness; state of birth.
  13.   the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized; " it is the nature of fire to burn"; " the true nature of jealousy"
  14.   The system of all phenomena in space and time; the totality of physical reality. It is both a scientific and philosophic concept appearing in all historic eras. ( Webster 2d; Dr. James H. Cassedy, NLM History of Medicine Division)
  15.   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"
  16.   The personified sum and order of causes and effects; the powers which produce existing phenomena, whether in the total or in detail; the agencies which carry on the processes of creation or of being; -- often conceived of as a single and separate entity, embodying the total of all finite agencies and forces as disconnected from a creating or ordering intelligence.
  17.   That which is the source or essence of life; the forces that create; as, the laws of nature; the universe; original or essential qualities; kind; as, everything of this nature; usual or necessary order of things; constitution; personal character or disposition; normal affection; lack of culture; wildness.
  18.   To endow with natural qualities.
  19.   the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.; " they tried to preserve nature as they found it"
  20.   the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions; " it is his nature to help others"
  21.   Hence: Kind, sort; character; quality.
  22.   The power which creates and which presides over the material world: the established order of things: the universe: the essential qualities of anything: constitution: species: character: natural disposition: conformity to that which is natural: a mind, or character: nakedness.
  23.   The universe.
  24.   Inherent or essential qualities; native character; sort; kind.

Quotes of nature

  1. Nature is the art of God. – Dante Alighieri
  2. Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it. – Henry Ward Beecher
  3. I think Whitman more than any other poet possessed the gift of revealing to others the beauty of everything around us, the beauty of nature the beauty of human beings. – Ella R. Bloor
  4. Expecting to be able to get rid of the competitive drive, first of all, flies in the face of human nature and little girls certainly have this drive, as much as little boys do, or at least the little girls I have observed in my immediate family have it. – Lynne Cheney
  5. Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws. – Calvin Coolidge
  6. By competent evidence, is meant such as the nature of the thing to be proved requires; and by satisfactory evidence, is meant that amount of proof, which ordinarily satisfies an unprejudiced mind, beyond any reasonable doubt. – Simon Greenleaf
  7. The chess -board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature The player on the other side is hidden from us. – Thomas Huxley
  8. The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. – Soren Kierkegaard
  9. All men are by nature born equally free and independent. – George Mason
  10. Traditional songwriting, to us, is where the experimental nature comes in. We're all involved with so much outside activity with really hardcore, experimental music -making. – Thurston Moore
  11. Revelation and the nature of truth must be viewed in reference to the structure of language. – Kenneth L. Pike
  12. Mother Nature may be forgiving this year, or next year, but eventually she's going to come around and whack you. You've got to be prepared. – Geraldo Rivera
  13. Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  14. Most of nature is inherently chaotic. It's not rigidly determined in the old sense. It's not rigidly predictable. – Rupert Sheldrake
  15. I think people are isolated because of the nature of human consciousness, and they like it when they feel the connection between themselves and someone else. – James Taylor

Usage examples for nature

  1. Of what nature for what purpose? ” – The Chestermarke Instinct by J. S. Fletcher
  2. He will make a fool of nature – The Mind Master by Arthur J. Burks
  3. It was so very true to nature – Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines by R.M. Ballantyne
  4. You and I are two men of the world, to whom human nature is as an open book. ” – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  5. “ I mean, that although Gaston himself has returned to me, he seems to have Regnard's nature – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  6. “ 8544. Do you know the nature of the bargain they make? ” – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  7. That may be your theory; if it is, I know that human nature is always laughing at you. ” – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking
  8. Why didn't Nature make me understand myself as I begin to understand now? ” – The Lightning Conductor Discovers America by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  9. At the same time he began to write books of a religious nature – Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year by E.C. Hartwell
  10. You cannot break a law of nature – A Grammar of Freethought by Chapman Cohen
  11. But they say that there are a great many hidden things in nature that yet remain to be explained; and really this must be one of them, this which I am now about to mention. ” – A Fluttered Dovecote by George Manville Fenn
  12. As a matter of fact there are no " ends" in nature – A Grammar of Freethought by Chapman Cohen
  13. Nature must be kept " in her place." ” – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  14. So all that lives in nature in the heart, Is often, living, buried by the world, By its dead stream. ” – Papers from Overlook-House by Casper Almore
  15. “ He's only your child in nature – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  16. “ Isaac knew the Indian nature well. ” – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  17. Still it was not in my nature to give in while a chance remained of escape. ” – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  18. “ I don't believe the old man ever gave a dinner, and he'd like to show off a little; there's a good deal of human nature in the old man, after all. ” – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  19. At any rate, the first thing I knew his whole nature seemed to have changed. ” – The Inside of the Cup, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  20. “ Is it in her nature to be? ” – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner

Rhymes for nature

  • denature;

Idioms for nature