nature

[ ney-cher ]
/ ˈneɪ tʃər /

noun

Idioms

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
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British Dictionary definitions for nature

nature

/ (ˈneɪtʃə) /

noun

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 nature

nature


n.
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Science definitions for nature

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 nature

nature


see call of nature; good nature; second nature.

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