Mother Nature


: nature personified as a woman considered as the source and guiding force of creation

Examples of Mother Nature in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some 32 million people in the US alone live along the route the moon’s shadow will travel during Monday’s eclipse — known as the path of totality — although Mother Nature may potentially ruin the view for some. Andrew Torgan, CNN, 7 Apr. 2024 The severe weather this past week served as a reminder of our sometimes volatile relationship with Mother Nature. Jeff Suess, The Enquirer, 7 Apr. 2024 Penguin was founded with the altruistic mission of hosting CBD inspired by Mother Nature. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024 While Mother Nature was in charge of the sparkling Atlantic lining the east side of the hotel (an undeniable part of the hotel’s appeal), the cheery guest rooms, designed by renowned designer Jonathan Adler, are a destination in their own right. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, 24 Mar. 2024 Their weekend wasn’t shielded entirely from the impact of Mother Nature, however… Choosing to get married in a remote location known for its frosty winters is not for the faint of heart. Kaitlin Menza, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 Mar. 2024 Read More: Top 5 Weirdest Dinosaurs: What Was Mother Nature Thinking? Gojirasaurus quayi (Credit: Geofox/Shutterstock) A dinosaur fossil excavated by Carpenter and his team was named after Godzilla. Elizabeth Gamillo, Discover Magazine, 21 Mar. 2024 Earth tones are as popular as ever among homeowners (especially sage green shades), with tranquil hues from Mother Nature transforming the look and feel of interiors. Grace Haynes, Southern Living, 20 Mar. 2024 Even Klimt’s landscapes are dazzling, almost nourishing portraits of a maiden half buried in the picture plane, the maiden being Mother Nature. Jackson Arn, The New Yorker, 18 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1551, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Mother Nature was in 1551

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“Mother Nature.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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Mother Nature

: nature represented as a woman thought of as the source and guiding force of creation
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