US: /ˈneɪtʃɝ/
UK: /nˈe‍ɪt‍ʃɐ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

nature /'neitʃə/
  • danh từ
    • tự nhiên, thiên nhiên, tạo hoá
      • the struggle with nature: cuộc đấu tranh với thiên nhiên
      • according to the laws of nature: theo quy luật tự nhiên
      • in the course of nature: theo lẽ thường
      • to draw from nature: (nghệ thuật) vẽ theo tự nhiên
    • trạng thái tự nhiên; trạng thái nguyên thuỷ
    • tính, bản chất, bản tính
      • good nature: bản chất tốt, tính thiện
    • loại, thứ
      • things of this nature do not interest me: những cái thuộc loại này không làm cho tôi thích thú
      • in (of) the nature of: giống như, cùng loại với
    • sức sống; chức năng tự nhiên; nhu cầu tự nhiên
      • to ease (relieve) nature: đi ỉa, đi đái; thoả mãn một nhu cầu tự nhiên
    • nhựa (cây)
      • full of nature: căng nhựa
    • against (contrary to) nature
      • phi thường, siêu phàm, kỳ diệu
    • debt of nature
      • (xem) debt
    • to pay one's debt to nature
      • (xem) debt

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
plants, animals
1 (often Nature) [U] all the plants, animals and things that exist in the universe that are not made by people: the beauties of nature + man-made substances not found in nature + nature conservation
Help Note: You cannot use 'the nature' in this meaning: the beauties of the nature. It is often better to use another appropriate word, for example the countryside, the scenery or wildlife:
We stopped to admire the scenery. + We stopped to admire the nature.

2 (often Nature) [U] the way that things happen in the physical world when it is not controlled by people: the forces / laws of nature + Just let nature take its course. + Her illness was Nature's way of telling her to do less.
3 [C, U] the usual way that a person or an animal behaves that is part of their character: It's not in his nature to be unkind. + She is very sensitive by nature. + We appealed to his better nature (= his kindness).
basic qualities
4 [sing.] the basic qualities of a thing: the changing nature of society + It's difficult to define the exact nature of the problem. + My work is very specialized in nature. + The future by its very nature is uncertain.
type / kind
5 [sing.] a type or kind of sth: books of a scientific nature + Don't worry about things of that nature.
6 (in adjectives) having the type of character or quality mentioned: a good-natured man
Idioms: against nature not natural; not moral: Murder is a crime against nature.
(get, go, etc.) back to nature to return to a simple kind of life in the country, away from cities: When you're camping, you can get back to nature.
in the nature of sth similar to sth; a type of sth; in the style of sth: His speech was in the nature of an apology.
in the nature of things in the way that things usually happen: In the nature of things, young people often rebel against their parents.
more at CALL n., FORCE n.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 quality, properties, features, character, personality, make-up, essence, constitution, identity, attributes, disposition, temperament, complexion:
Only detailed analysis will reveal the nature of this compound. It is not in his nature to be envious
2 universe, cosmos, world, creation, environment:
Science fiction deals with phenomena and contrivances that defy the laws of nature
3 scenery, countryside, wildness, primitiveness, simplicity:
I often enjoyed sitting by the river, communing with nature.
4 kind, variety, description, sort, class, category, type, genre, species; stamp, cast, mould, feather, kidney, colour, stripe:
The duties of the position are largely of a ceremonial nature.
5 by nature. See naturally, 2, above.
nought, nothing, nil, zero, aught or ought; ruin, destruction, disaster, collapse, failure:
All my efforts had come to naught.

Collocation dictionary

1 the physical world; plants, animals, etc.


Mother Nature had served up some terrible weather for their cruise.


commune with
He believed in spending half an hour each day to relax and commune with nature.
| be/get back to
We built our house in the country because we wanted to get back (= be close)to nature.
| be found in
man-made substances not found in nature


endow (sb with) sth
Nature had endowed her with exceptional vitality.
| produce sth
It's unlikely that this gully was produced by nature.


conservation | reserve | trail


close to ~
people who live in the country and are close to nature
| in ~
We appreciate beauty in nature.


the forces of nature, the laws of nature, a love of nature
His love of nature was expressed through his wildlife paintings.

2 qualities/features of sb/sth


basic, essential, fundamental, intrinsic, real, true | artificial | exact, precise, specific
I'm not clear about the exact nature of their relationship.
| general | selective | limited, restrictive | changing, seasonal, temporary, transitory | uncertain, unpredictable | arbitrary, random | subjective
the subjective nature of an odour
| abstract | capricious, fickle | intractable | distinctive, unusual | radical | complex | special, specialist | traditional | controversial | contradictory | problematic | unsatisfactory
the unsatisfactory nature of the meeting
| good
People are always taking advantage of her good nature (= her kindness).
| human
It's only human nature to want more money.
| divine | confidential, personal, private | public | international, local
the international nature of the business
| repetitive | routine
matters of a routine nature
| detailed
Because of the detailed nature of the work, I have to use a very fine brush.
| practical | physical, psychological, sexual
They define sexual harassment as unwanted conduct of a sexual nature.
| economic, legal, political, social
Their problems are of an economic nature.
| contemplative | inquisitive


He has an inquisitive nature.
| reveal
The parties would not reveal the exact nature of the dispute.
| conceal | reflect | belie
The gentle lower slopes belie the true nature of the mountain.
| be contrary to, be/run against
It was against his nature to tell lies.
| alter, change
This new information does not change the nature of our findings.
| acknowledge, be aware of, recognize
Are you aware of the nature of the risks involved?
| define, specify
It is important to define the nature of the problem.
| assess, consider, discuss, examine, explore, investigate | comprehend, realize, understand | misconceive | clarify, elucidate, explain, give/offer/provide an insight into
His theory provides a remarkable insight into the nature of the British constitution.
| describe | determine | depend on
The method employed will depend on the nature of the task.
| appeal to
There was no point appealing to her better nature (= kindness).


by ~
He's not by nature an inquisitive person.
| concerning the ~
a debate concerning the nature of violence
| considering/given the ~
Given the nature of this matter, I am inclined to think it should be managed by you personally.
| in ~
Their strategy was essentially political in nature.
| in sb/sth's ~
It's not in his nature to complain. A certain element of risk is in the nature of the job.
| of a … ~
The legal concept of insanity is of a different nature from the medical.


by its very nature
By its very nature a secret service is not open to public inspection.
| the extent and nature of sth
We need to understand the true extent and nature of the problem.
| a part of sb's nature
the expressive part of his nature Her view is that aggression is part of human nature.
| a side of/to sb's nature
He had a vicious side to his nature.

Concise English dictionary

+the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized
+a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
+the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.
+the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions
+a particular type of thing