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Nature appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Out in the pasture the nature watcher watches the catcher. While the catcher watches the pitcher who pitches the balls. Whether the temperature's up or whether the temperature's down, the nature watcher, the catcher and the pitcher are always around. The pitcher pitches, the catcher catches and the watcher watches. So whether the temperature's rises or whether the temperature falls the nature watcher just watches the catcher who's watching the pitcher who's watching the balls.
    (by Sharon Johnson)

Nature appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Questions of a zealous nature have become by degrees petty waxen jokes. (59 letters)
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Nature appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Lion: if I saw one rut, and I cast it, can a man act its acid nature now as if in oil?
  • Paris to Peru tandem anti-Semites row nine men: in worse times it named nature pots I rap.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun nature:

spoken English24.32%written English75.68% imaginative writing25.08%informational writing74.92%
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Definition of the noun nature

What does nature mean as a name of something?

Nature is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in written English.

noun - plural: natures

  1. the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
    • examples: it is the nature of fire to burn | the true nature of jealousy
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic word: quality = an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • part: characteristic = a distinguishing quality
  2. a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
    • examples: the laws of nature | nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic terms: causal agency / causal agent / cause = any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
  3. the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.
  4. the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions
    • example: it is his nature to help others
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic word: trait = a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
    • more specific terms:
      • animal nature / animality = the physical (or animal) side of a person as opposed to the spirit or intellect
      • disposition / temperament = your usual mood
      • complexion = a combination of elements (of dryness and warmth or of the four humors) that was once believed to determine a person's health and temperament
      • sociality = the tendency to associate with others and to form social groups
    • part of: personality = the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual
    • attributes:
      • good-natured = having an easygoing and cheerful disposition
      • ill-natured = having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
  5. a particular type of thing
    • examples: he's interested in trains and things of that nature | matters of a personal nature
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic word: type = a subdivision of a particular kind of thing

Alternative definition of the noun nature


  1. [uncountable] The natural world; consisting of all things unaffected by or predating human technology, production and design. e.g. the natural environment, virgin ground, unmodified species, laws of nature.
  2. The innate characteristics of a thing. What something will tend by its own constitution, to be or do. Distinct from what might be expected or intended.
  3. The summary of everything that has to do with biological, chemical and physical states and events in the physical universe.


  1. "Nature" a.k.a. "Kudrat" is a 1981 Indian drama film in Hindi written and directed by Chetan Anand. The film stars Rajesh Khanna and Hema Malini in the main lead roles supported by Raaj Kumar, Priya Rajvansh and Vinod Khanna. This is second movie of Rajesh Khanna-Hema Malini pair with reincarnation theme after Mehbooba. Kudrat in the year 1981 grossed Rs. 4.00 crores at the box office. Rajesh Khanna received the 1982 All-India Critics Association Best Actor Award for Kudrat.Even though it was declared a 'flop' at box office, it won the Filmfare Award for Best Story.
  2. "Nature" is an erotic suspense drama about a young couple who take a week long, sex centered camping trip deep in the woods to rediscover their sexual fervor - but they may not be alone. Stars Ryan Harper Gray and Lyudmila Shiryaeva.
  3. "Nature" is a short film, directed by Meredith Hama-Brown.
    • country: Canada
    • language: English Language
    • genres: Fantasy film, Drama film, Horror
    • released in


  1. "Nature" is an essay written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and published by James Munroe and Company in 1836. In this essay Emerson put forth the foundation of transcendentalism, a belief system that espouses a non-traditional appreciation of nature. Transcendentalism suggests that the divine, or God, suffuses nature, and suggests that reality can be understood by studying nature. Emerson's visit to the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris inspired a set of lectures he later delivered in Boston which were then published.
    • released in (180 years ago)
  2. "Nature" is an essay by Georg Christoph Tobler which is often incorrectly attributed to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It was first published in 1783 in the Tiefurt Journal. Tobler wrote the essay after repeated conversations with Goethe.
    • released in (233 years ago)


  1. "Nature" is the twenty-eighth full-length album by Russian multi-instrumentalist musician Senmuth. It was independently released in 2007.
  2. "Nature" is a musical album of Martin Deschamps.
    • released on (10 years ago)
  3. "Nature" is a musical album of Sylvia Juncosa.
    • released in (28 years ago)
  4. "Nature" is a musical single of The Fourmyula.
    • released in (47 years ago)
  5. "Nature" is a musical album of Nature.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  6. "Nature" is an award-nominated musical album of Dave's True Story.
    • released on (10 years ago)
    • award: - Independent Music Award for Best Album - Jazz nomination for Dave's True Story
  7. "Nature" is a musical album of Hiroko Kasahara.
    • released on (22 years ago)
  8. "Nature" is a musical album of Lea Cummings.
    • released in
  9. "Nature" is a musical album of Tetragon.
    • released on (45 years ago)
  10. "Nature" is a composition.
  11. "Nature" is a musical album of Valet.
  12. "Nature" is a musical album of Faux Jean.
  13. "Nature" is a musical album of The Mutton Birds.


Who is Nature?

Nature: Jermain Baxter, better known as Nature, is an American rapper, best known for his association with fellow Queensbridge-born rapper Nas and having replaced Cormega in the original Firm QB group.


  1. Nature a.k.a. Vox Terrae is a musical group.
  2. Nature is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like 2nd Nature, Nature One, Shy Nature, Dead Nature, First Nature, Nature Morte, Common Nature, nature living, Nature Morte!, Second Nature, Against Nature, Blue by Nature, Eyes On Nature, Life 'N Nature, Nature Circuit, Nature Rhythms, Nature’s Grave, Owls by Nature, Raver's Nature and Angel of Nature.


Nature is a record label.


  1. Nature, in the broadest sense, is equivalent to the natural, physical, or material world or universe. "Nature" refers to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general. It ranges in scale from the subatomic to the cosmic.
    • also known as Natural world, Physical world, Material world
  2. Nature is a prominent interdisciplinary scientific journal. It was first published on 4 November 1869. It was ranked the world's most cited by the Science Edition of the 2010 Journal Citation Reports and is widely regarded as one of the few remaining academic journals that publishes original research across a wide range of scientific fields. Nature claims an online readership of about 3 million unique readers per month. The journal has a circulation of around 53,000 but studies have concluded that on average a single copy is shared by as many as eight people.
  3. Nature is a wildlife television program produced by Thirteen/WNET New York. It has been distributed to United States public television stations by the PBS television service since its debut on October 10, 1982. Some episodes may appear in syndication on many PBS member stations around the U.S. and Canada and on the Discovery Channel.
  4. Nature is a concept with two major sets of inter-relat ed meanings, referring on the one hand to the things which are natural, or subject to the normal working of "laws of nature", or on the other hand to the essential properties and causes of those things to be what they naturally are, or in other words the laws of nature themselves.
  5. Nature is innate behavior, character or essence, especially of a human. This is a way of using the word nature which goes back to its earliest forms in Greek. See Nature.
  6. Nature is a TV program.
    • begun on and completed on (28 years ago)
    • 8 episodes of 65 minutes each
    • country: South Korea
    • award:
      • PaekSang Arts Award for Best Leading Actor in Television nomination for Lee Young-hoo
      • PaekSang Arts Award for Best Leading Actor in Television, received by Lee Young-hoo
  7. Nature is a long-running documentary programme on BBC Radio 4, covering wildlife and environmental matters.
  8. Nature is a 1969 single by New Zealand band The Fourmyula. The song peaked at number one in the New Zealand singles chart in 1970, won the APRA Silver Scroll songwriting award the same year, and in 2001 was voted the top song in APRA New Zealand's Top 100 New Zealand Songs of All Time. "Nature" was notably covered in 1992 by New Zealand rock band The Mutton Birds.
  9. Nature is a marketing campaign.
  10. Nature is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Phrases with Nature

Phrases starting with the word Nature:

  1. Nature Calls
  2. Nature Morte
  3. Nature Strip
  4. nature study
  5. Nature reserve
  6. nature worship
  7. Nature Preserve

Phrases ending with the word Nature:

  1. by nature
  2. ill nature
  3. good nature
  4. human nature
  5. animal nature
  6. Buddha-Nature
  7. law of nature
  8. second nature
  9. Back to Nature
  10. Call of Nature
  11. Force of Nature
  12. Freak of Nature
  13. Light of Nature

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Nature

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Google previewDao Companion to Classical Confucian Philosophy (2013)

by Vincent Shen

is called nature” (Mencius 6A3). For him, “nature” is an empirical, or, more precisely, a biological, concept.

Google previewAristotle's Physics and Its Medieval Varieties (1992)

by Helen S. Lang

Nature is a source of motion and stationariness (apxT| KivT|oecos Kal crcdoecos).2 Here, nature may be understood as a mover. (2) Nature is "some source and cause of being moved and of being at rest in that to which it belongs primarily, ...

Google previewScribners Monthly (1880)

Nature is a dead clod until you have breathed upon it with your genius. You commune with your own soul, not with woods or waters; they furnish the conditions, and are what you make them. Did Shelley interpret the song of the sky -lark, ...

Google previewCosmological Aesthetics through the Kantian Sublime and Nietzschean Dionysian (2013)

by Erman Kaplama

Accordingly, nature is the source of motion in natural objects, which is inherent in them, either potentially or actually.2 Twentiethcentury physical-cosmological discoveries such as Einstein's theory of relativity, the expanding dynamic universe ...

Google previewRelative Truth, Ultimate Truth (2008)

The Foundation of Buddhist Thought by Tashi Tsering

The dependent nature is the mind/object relationship, and the imputed nature is what we put on top of that perception. From the raw experience of the object, we impute the subject/object separation, and then on ...

Google previewThe Wisdom of John Muir (2012)

100+ Selections from the Letters, Journals, and Essays of the Great Naturalist by Anne Rowthorn

Nature is a Good Mother “nature is a good motHer,” comes from a well-known essay entitled, “Wild Wool,” first published as an article in the Overland Monthly in 1875. It is a statement of Muir's conviction that the regular, untrammeled forces ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams: The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber [2 volumes] (2012)

The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber by Deirdre Barrett, Patrick McNamara Ph.D.

The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber Deirdre Barrett, Patrick McNamara Ph.D. rhythm appears to be associated with memory consolidation processes. The ANS instabilities that occur as part of REM are more difficult to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

more, be it remembered, that the question is purely philosophical, and is only whether, from the impossibility of explaining its formation by more general laws, we are reduced to the necessity of considering it as an original fact in human nature, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Government and Politics (2004)

by M. E. Hawkesworth, Maurice Kogan

Theories or assumptions about human nature are explicit or implicit in political philosophies, social programmes, ethics and religions. There has been disagreement about whether we are essentially different from other animals; about how far ...

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Quotes about Nature

I am helpless
Before nature.
Without nature
The very entity
Is in question.
What I am
Entitled to
Determined by nature.
And by nature
What I am
You can not predict.
I can not
Evade nature. (Gajanan Mishra)
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Scrabble value of N1A1T1U1R1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of NATURE

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