What is Nature?
Nature definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
the material world, especially as surrounding humankind and existing independently of human activities.
the natural world as it exists without human beings or civilization: In nature, wild dogs hunt in packs.
the elements of the natural world, as mountains, trees, animals, or rivers: The abandoned power plant was reclaimed by nature, covered in overgrowth and home to feral animals.
natural scenery: Tourists at the resort are surrounded by nature.
the universe, with all its phenomena: Conservation of energy is a universal law of nature.
the sum total of the forces at work throughout the universe.
reality, as distinguished from any effect of art: a portrait true to nature.
the particular combination of qualities belonging to a person, animal, thing, or class by birth, origin, or constitution; native or inherent character: human nature.
the instincts or inherent tendencies directing conduct: a man of good nature.
character, kind, or sort: two books of the same nature.
characteristic disposition; temperament: a self-willed nature; an evil nature.
the original, natural, uncivilized condition of humankind.
the biological functions or the urges to satisfy their requirements.
a primitive, wild condition; an uncultivated state.
a simple, uncluttered mode of life without the conveniences or distractions of civilization: a return to nature.
(initial capital letter, italics) a prose work (1836), by Ralph Waldo Emerson, expounding transcendentalism.
Theology. the moral state as unaffected by grace.