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"
the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions
"it is his nature to help others"
the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.
"they tried to preserve nature as they found it"
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"
the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
"it is the nature of fire to burn"
"the true nature of jealousy"