the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions: "it is his nature to help others"
- "it is the nature of fire to burn"
The summary of everything that has to do with biological and geographical states and events on earth
- "nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women"
a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
- "they tried to preserve nature as they found it"
The environment, the outdoors