Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun nature

5 senses of nature

Sense 1
nature -- (the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized; "it is the nature of fire to burn"; "the true nature of jealousy")
       => quality -- (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone; "the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare)

Sense 2
nature -- (a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe; "the laws of nature"; "nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women")
       => causal agent, cause, causal agency -- (any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results)

Sense 3
nature -- (the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.; "they tried to preserve nature as they found it")
       => universe, existence, creation, world, cosmos, macrocosm -- (everything that exists anywhere; "they study the evolution of the universe"; "the biggest tree in existence")

Sense 4
nature -- (the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions; "it is his nature to help others")
       => trait -- (a distinguishing feature of your personal nature)

Sense 5
nature -- (a particular type of thing; "problems of this type are very difficult to solve"; "he's interested in trains and things of that nature"; "matters of a personal nature")
       => type -- (a subdivision of a particular kind of thing; "what type of sculpture do you prefer?")

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