[ ney-cher ]
/ ˈneɪ tʃər /


Nearby words

  1. naturalization,
  2. naturalize,
  3. naturalized,
  4. naturally,
  5. naturalness,
  6. nature conservancy council,
  7. nature reserve,
  8. nature strip,
  9. nature study,
  10. nature trail


Origin of nature

1200–50; Middle English natur(e) < Old French < Latin nātūra conditions of birth, quality, character, natural order, world, equivalent to nāt(us) (past participle of nāscī to be born) + -ūra -ure

Related formsna·ture·like, adjectivean·ti·na·ture, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for anti-nature


/ (ˈneɪtʃə) /


Word Origin for nature

C13: via Old French from Latin nātūra, from nātus, past participle of nascī to be born

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Word Origin and History for anti-nature


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Science definitions for anti-nature


[ nāchər ]

The world and its naturally occurring phenomena, together with all of the physical laws that govern them.
Living organisms and their environments.
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Idioms and Phrases with anti-nature


see call of nature; good nature; second nature.

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