['neɪtʃə] or ['netʃɚ]


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

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

(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'.

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

(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'.

Checker: Pamela--From WordNet


(n.) The existing system of things; the world of matter, or of matter and mind; the creation; the universe.

(n.) 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.

(n.) The established or regular course of things; usual order of events; connection of cause and effect.

(n.) Conformity to that which is natural, as distinguished from that which is artifical, or forced, or remote from actual experience.

(n.) 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.

(n.) Hence: Kind, sort; character; quality.

(n.) Physical constitution or existence; the vital powers; the natural life.

(n.) Natural affection or reverence.

(n.) Constitution or quality of mind or character.

(v. t.) To endow with natural qualities.

Typist: Shelby

Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. World, creation, universe, system of created things, aggregate of phenomena, world of matter and of mind, sum of causes and effects.[2]. Sum total of sensible objects, world of matter.[3]. Character, essence, constitution, quality.[4]. Kind, sort, species.[5]. Temper, disposition, humor, mood, grain.[6]. Mind, intelligence, intelligent being.[7]. Active principle of the universe, soul of the universe, God.[8]. Regular course of things, usual or established order of events.[9]. What is natural, conformity with nature, accordance with truth or reality.

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Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Essence, creation, constitution, structure, disposition, truth, regularity,kind, sort, character, species, affection, naturalness

ANT:Thing, object, subject, man, being, creature, monstrosity, unnaturalness, art,fiction, romance, invention

Checker: Rene


n. the power which creates and which regulates the material world: the power of growth: the established order of things the universe: the qualities of anything which make it what it is: constitution: species: conformity to nature truth or reality: inborn mind character instinct or disposition: vital power as of man or animal: course of life: nakedness: a primitive undomesticated condition.—adj. Nā′tured having a certain temper or disposition: used in compounds as good-natured.—ns. Nā′ture-dē′ity a deity personifying some force of physical nature; Nā′ture-myth a myth symbolising natural phenomena; Nā′ture-print′ing the process of printing in colours from plates that have been impressed with some object of nature as a plant leaf &c.; Nā′ture-wor′ship Nā′turism worship of the powers of nature.—n. Nā′turist.—adj. Naturist′ic.—Debt of nature death; Ease or Relieve nature to evacuate the bowels.

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Unserious Contents or Definition

The author of 'The Seasons,' an interesting work over which Spring pours, Summer smiles, and Autumn turns the leaves while Winter catches the drift of it all.

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