Definition of NATURE

the set of qualities that makes a person, a group of people, or a thing different from others <it was the violent nature of his stories that got them banned from school libraries> <her nature was such that lying was never an option for her> <the stoic nature of these people enables them to endure one calamity after another>
that part of the physical world that is removed from human habitation <needed to get out of the office and back to nature in order to clear his head>
a number of persons or things that are grouped together because they have something in common <group together anything round: buttons, lids, coins, and other things of that nature>
the quality or qualities that make a thing what it is <some artists maintain that color, light, and shadow are the very nature of painting>
the whole body of things observed or assumed <the belief that all of nature is controlled by an unseen Supreme Being>
Related Words existence, reality
Near Antonyms nothingness, void

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