nature

nature
nature [ˈneɪt∫ər]
1. noun
   a. nature f
• he loves nature il aime la nature
• let nature take its course laissez faire la nature
   b. ( = character) [of person, animal] nature f
• by nature de nature
• he has a nice nature c'est quelqu'un de très gentil
• the nature of the soil la nature du sol
   c. ( = type, sort) genre m
• things of this nature ce genre de chose
• ceremonies of a religious nature cérémonies fpl religieuses
2. compounds
► nature lover noun amoureux m, -euse f de la nature
► nature reserve noun réserve f naturelle
► nature study noun ( = school subject) sciences fpl naturelles
► nature trail noun sentier m de découverte de la nature
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['neɪtʃə(r)] 1.
noun
1) (the natural world) nature f

let nature take its course — laissez faire la nature

nature versus nurture — l'inné et l'acquis

to obey a call of nature — euph aller se soulager (colloq)

2) (character, temperament) nature f, naturel m

it's not in her nature to be aggressive — elle n'est pas agressive de nature

3) (kind, sort) nature f, sorte f

matters of a medical nature — des choses d'ordre médical

her letter was something in the nature of a confession — sa lettre tenait de la confession

‘nature of contents’ — ‘désignation du contenu’

4) (essential character) nature f, essence f

it is in the nature of things — il est dans l'ordre des choses

2.
-natured combining form

sweet-/pleasant-natured — d'un naturel doux/agréable


English-French dictionary. 2013.

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