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Meaning of NATURE

Pronunciation:  'neychur

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  1. [n]  the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions; "it is his nature to help others"
  2. [n]  the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized; "it is the nature of fire to burn"; "the true nature of jealousy"
  3. [n]  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"
  4. [n]  the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.; "they tried to preserve nature as they found it"
  5. [n]  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 is a 6 letter word that starts with N.


 See Also: animal nature, animality, causal agency, causal agent, cause, characteristic, complexion, cosmos, creation, disposition, existence, macrocosm, personality, quality, sociality, temperament, trait, type, universe, world



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Na"ture\ (?; 135), n. [F., fr. L. natura, fr. natus
    born, produced, p. p. of nasci to be born. See {Nation}.]
    1. The existing system of things; the world of matter, or of
       matter and mind; the creation; the universe.
             But looks through nature up to nature's God. --Pope.
             Nature has caprices which art can not imitate.
    2. 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.
             I oft admire How Nature, wise and frugal, could
             commit Such disproportions.           --Milton.
    3. The established or regular course of things; usual order
       of events; connection of cause and effect.
    4. Conformity to that which is natural, as distinguished from
       that which is artifical, or forced, or remote from actual
             One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
    5. 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.
             Thou, therefore, whom thou only canst redeem, Their
             nature also to thy nature join, And be thyself man
             among men on earth.                   --Milton.
    6. Hence: Kind, sort; character; quality.
             A dispute of this nature caused mischief. --Dryden.
    7. Physical constitution or existence; the vital powers; the
       natural life. ``My days of nature.'' --Shak.
             Oppressed nature sleeps.              --Shak.
    8. Natural affection or reverence.
             Have we not seen The murdering son ascend his
             parent's bed, Through violated nature foce his way?
    9. Constitution or quality of mind or character.
             A born devil, on whose nature Nurture can never
             stick.                                --Shak.
             That reverence which is due to a superior nature.
    {Good nature}, {Ill nature}. see under {Good} and {Ill}.
    {In a state of nature}.
       (a) Naked as when born; nude.
       (b) In a condition of sin; unregenerate.
       (c) Untamed; uncvilized.
    {Nature printng}, a process of printing from metallic or
       other plates which have received an impression, as by
       heavy pressure, of an object such as a leaf, lace, or the
    {Nature worship}, the worship of the personified powers of
    {To pay the debt of nature}, to die.
  2. \Na"ture\, v. t.
    To endow with natural qualities. [Obs.]
          He [God] which natureth every kind.      --Gower.
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 Definition: Dreaming of nature indicates freedom, tranquility, restoration, and renewal. It may represent that your internal instincts are experienced and expressed.
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