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Definition of Nature


  1. The existing system of things; the world of matter, or of matter and mind; the creation; the universe.
  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.
  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 experience.
  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.
  6. Hence: Kind, sort; character; quality.
  7. Physical constitution or existence; the vital powers; the natural life.
  8. Natural affection or reverence.
  9. Constitution or quality of mind or character.
  10. To endow with natural qualities.

Nature Quotations

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Albert Einstein

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
John Ruskin

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
Lord Byron

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Robert Frost

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
Albert Camus
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Nature Translations

nature in Afrikaans is karakter, natuur
nature in Danish is natur, karakter
nature in Dutch is karakter, geaardheid, aard
nature in German is Natur, Natur, Beschaffenheit
nature in Italian is indole
nature in Latin is natura, qualitas, ingenium
nature in Norwegian is natur
nature in Spanish is naturaleza
nature in Swedish is natur, beskaffenhet
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