1. Proper noun.  The sum of natural forces reified and considered as a sentient being, will, or principle.
  2. Noun.  (uncountable) The natural world; consisting of all things unaffected by or predating human technology, production and design. e.g. the natural environment, virgin ground, unmodified species, laws of nature.
  3. Noun.  The innate characteristics of a thing. What something will tend by its own constitution, to be or do. Distinct from what might be expected or intended.
  4. Noun.  The summary of everything that has to do with biological, chemical and physical states and events in the physical universe.
  5. Verb.  (obsolete) To endow with natural qualities.

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