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nature

 
Noun nature has 5 senses
  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"
    --1 is a kind of
    quality
    --1 has part: characteristic
  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"
    --2 is a kind of
    causal agent, cause, causal agency
  3. nature - the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.; "they tried to preserve nature as they found it"
    --3 is a kind of
    universe, existence, creation, world, cosmos, macrocosm
  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"
    --4 is a kind of
    trait
    --4 is a part of personality
    --4 has particulars:
     animality, animal nature; disposition, temperament; complexion; sociality
  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"
    --5 is a kind of
    type
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