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Definition of naturae

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1. nature [ n ] the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
Examples: "it is the nature of fire to burn" "the true nature of jealousy"

Used in print:

(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)

There are some passages in the writings of Irenaeus where the image of God and the similitude are sharply distinguished , so most notably in the statement : `` If the [ Holy ] Spirit is absent from the soul , such a man is indeed of an animal nature ; and , being left carnal , he will be an imperfect being , possessing the image [ of God ] in his formation , but not receiving the similitude [ of God ] through the Spirit '' .

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

The simple , naked idea of one man chasing another is of its nature better fitted for the film than it is for any other form of fiction .

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

The nature of the opposition between liberals and Bourbons is too little understood in the North .

As for states ' rights , they have never counted in the thinking of my liberal friends except as irritations of a minor and immoral nature which exist now only as anachronisms .

(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)

Perhaps the most illuminating example of the reduction of fear through understanding is derived from our increased knowledge of the nature of disease .

Synonyms nature Related Terms quality characteristic

2. nature [ n ] 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"

Used in print:

(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)

Beyond a certain point , of_course , no woman can be dominant - nature has seen to that .

When a husband is sexually selfish and heedless of his wife 's desires , she is cheated of the fulfillment and pleasure nature intended for her .

(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)

Hence the prime issue , as I see it , is whether a democratic or free society can master technology for the benefit of mankind , or whether technology will rule and develop its own society compatible with its own needs as a force of nature .

We are already committed to establishing man 's supremacy over nature and everywhere on earth , not merely in the limited social political economical context we are fond of today .

(A.L. Kroeber, "Semantic Contribution of Lexicostatistic...)

They isolate out easily , naturally , and unambiguously from the continuum of nature and existence ; and they should be given priority in the basic list as long as they continue to show these qualities .

Synonyms nature Related Terms causal_agent

3. nature [ n ] a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
Examples: "he lived in the wild"

Used in print:

(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)

Nature 's aim , different from ours , is to provide for the coming generation .

(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)

The potters , in_particular , had virtually eschewed freehand drawing , elaborate motifs , and the curving lines of nature , while yet expressing a belief that there was order in the universe .

Synonyms nature state_of_nature natural_state wild Related Terms state crudeness

4. nature [ n ] the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.
Examples: "they tried to preserve nature as they found it"

Synonyms nature Related Terms universe

5. nature [ n ] everything that exists anywhere
Examples: "they study the evolution of the universe" "the biggest tree in existence"

Used in print:

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

Pausing in the doorway he said : `` The form of the human female , unlike her mind and her spirit , is the most challenging loveliness in all nature '' .

(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)

Time elapsed but the doctor was obviously unconscious of its passage until an unwelcome knock on the door interrupted the processes of nature .

Synonyms world universe nature existence cosmos macrocosm creation Related Terms natural_object natural_order closed_universe galaxy celestial_body estraterrestrial_body

6. nature [ n ] the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions
Examples: : "it is his nature to help others"

Used in print:

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

The many and frequent performances of the Trout serve to emphasize the dual nature of its writing .

Synonyms nature Related Terms trait disposition sociality complexion animality personality good-natured good-natured ill-natured

7. nature [ n ] all non-artificial phenomena

Used in print:

(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)

He had dared to defy nature , to turn his back to the Lorelei , and he was punished .

Synonyms nature natural_phenomenon Related Terms phenomenon physical_phenomenon organic_phenomenon geological_phenomenon chemical_phenomenon

8. nature [ n ] a particular type of thing
Examples: "problems of this type are very difficult to solve" "he's interested in trains and things of that nature" "matters of a personal nature"

Synonyms nature Related Terms type

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