1. n. The existing system of things; the world of matter, or of matter and mind; the creation; the universe.
2. n. The personified sum and order of causes and effects; the powers which produce existing phenomena, whether in the total or in detail; the agencies which carry on the processes of creation or of being; -- often conceived of as a single and separate entity, embodying the total of all finite agencies and forces as disconnected from a creating or ordering intelligence.
3. n. The established or regular course of things; usual order of events; connection of cause and effect.
4. n. Conformity to that which is natural, as distinguished from that which is artifical, or forced, or remote from actual experience.
5. n. The sum of qualities and attributes which make a person or thing what it is, as distinct from others; native character; inherent or essential qualities or attributes; peculiar constitution or quality of being.
6. n. Hence: Kind, sort; character; quality.
7. n. Physical constitution or existence; the vital powers; the natural life.
8. n. Natural affection or reverence.
9. n. Constitution or quality of mind or character.
10. v. t. To endow with natural qualities
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For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
And shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfill the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law?