Nature

Noun

  • (obsolete) Natural affection or reverence.
  • The summary of everything that has to do with biological, chemical and physical states and events in the physical universe.
  • (obsolete) Physical constitution or existence; the vital powers; the natural life.
  • 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.
  • Kind, sort; character; quality.
  • (uncountable) The natural world; consisting of all things unaffected by or predating human technology, production and design. e.g. the ecosystem, the natural environment, virgin ground, unmodified species, laws of nature.
  • Conformity to that which is natural, as distinguished from that which is artificial, or forced, or remote from actual experience.

Verb

  • (obsolete) To endow with natural qualities.

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