Nature is defined as the natural Earth and the things on it, or the essence of a person or thing.(noun)
See nature in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: OFr < L natura < natus, born, produced: see genus
See nature in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, essential properties of a thing
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin nātūra
Origin: , from nātus
Origin: , past participle of nāscī, to be born; see genə- in Indo-European roots.
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the study of the sources and formation of amber. —ambrologic, ambrological, adj.
the assignment of a humanlike soul to nature. — anthropopsychic, adj.
the study of inanimate nature.
the quality of chemical activities, properties, or relationships.
a person who advocates the conservation of the natural resources of a country or region. —conservational, adj.
the science of the causes of natural phenomena. —etiologic, aetiologic, etiological, aetiological, adj.
the worship of nature. —physiolater, n. —physiolatrous, adj.
the body of wisdom about nature.
1. the principle or concept of growth and change in nature.
2. nature considered as the source of growth and change.
3. something that grows or develops.
1. the assignment of a physical form to a god.
2. the deification and worship of natural phenomena; physiolatry.
produced by natural rather than divine or human forces.
a dissertation on the wonders of nature. —thaumatographic, adj.
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