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nature British & World English

The phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creations

nature English Thesaurus

the beauty of nature

good nature British & World English

A kind and unselfish disposition

ill nature British & World English

The quality of being bad-tempered or mean-spirited

from nature British & World English

(In art) using natural scenes or objects as models

nature cure British & World English

Another term for naturopathy.

human nature British & World English

The general psychological characteristics, feelings, and behavioural traits of humankind, regarded as shared by all humans

Mother Nature British & World English

Nature personified as a creative and controlling force affecting the world and humans

nature lover British & World English

A person who enjoys spending time in the countryside and observing wild animals and plants

nature strip British & World English

A piece of publicly owned land between the front boundary of a house or other building and the street, typically planted with grass

nature study British & World English

The practical study of plants, animals, and natural phenomena as a school subject

nature trail British & World English

A signposted path through the countryside designed to draw attention to natural features

second nature British & World English

A tendency or habit that has become characteristic or instinctive

against nature British & World English

Unnatural in a way perceived as immoral

nature printing British & World English

A method of producing a print of a natural object (such as a leaf) or a textile by making an impression of it directly on to a soft metal printing plate under great pressure and then taking an inked impression on paper

nature reserve British & World English

A tract of land managed so as to preserve its flora, fauna, and physical features

back-to-nature British & World English

Advocating or relating to reversion to a simpler way of life

law of nature British & World English

another term for natural law111, natural law222.

in the nature of British & World English

Having the characteristics of; similar to

touch of nature British & World English

A display of human feeling with which others sympathize (based on a misinterpretation of Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida iii iii. 169)

the call of nature British & World English

Used euphemistically to refer to a need to urinate or defecate

get back to nature British & World English

Return to the type of life (regarded as being in tune with nature) that existed before the development of industrial societies

the course of nature British & World English

Events or processes which are normal and to be expected

someone's better nature British & World English

A person’s capacity for tolerance, generosity, or sympathy

in a state of nature British & World English

In a state unaffected by human intervention

the nature of the beast British & World English

The inherent and unchangeable character of something

World Wide Fund for Nature British & World English

An international organization established (as the World Wildlife Fund) in 1961 to raise funds for projects including the conservation of endangered species or of valuable habitats. Its headquarters are in Gland, Switzerland

from nature in nature British & World English

(In art) using natural scenes or objects as models

against nature in nature British & World English

Unnatural in a way perceived as immoral

someone's better nature in nature British & World English

A person’s capacity for tolerance, generosity, or sympathy

touch of nature in touch British & World English

A display of human feeling with which others sympathize (based on a misinterpretation of Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida iii iii. 169)

get back to nature in nature British & World English

Return to the type of life (regarded as being in tune with nature) that existed before the development of industrial societies

in the nature of in nature British & World English

Having the characteristics of; similar to

the course of nature in course British & World English

Events or processes which are normal and to be expected


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