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Nature is regulating our climate for free. Mother Nature, she's been doing that for free, for a long, long time. Now do you really want to get in there and do geo-engineering and all this kind of stuff?
Thomas Friedman

Meaning of "Mother Nature" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF MOTHER NATURE

Mother Nature  [ˈmʌðə ˈneɪtʃə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MOTHER NATURE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mother Nature is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MOTHER NATURE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Mother Nature

Mother Nature

Mother Nature is a common personification of nature that focuses on the life-giving and nurturing aspects of nature by embodying it in the form of the mother. Images of women representing mother earth, and mother nature, are timeless. In prehistoric times, goddesses were worshipped for their association with fertility, fecundity, and agricultural bounty. Priestesses held dominion over aspects of Incan, Algonquian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Slavonic, Germanic, Roman, Greek, Indian, and Iroquoian religions in the millennia prior to the inception of patriarchal religions.

Definition of Mother Nature in the English dictionary

The definition of Mother Nature in the dictionary is Nature viewed as the generous provider of all things.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MOTHER NATURE


connature
kəˈneɪtʃə
denature
diːˈneɪtʃə
dictature
dɪkˈteɪtʃə
disnature
dɪsˈneɪtʃə
expenditure
ɪkˈspɛndɪtʃə
furniture
ˈfɜːnɪtʃə
garniture
ˈɡɑːnɪtʃə
legislature
ˈlɛdʒɪsˌleɪtʃə
literature
ˈlɪtərɪtʃə
miniature
ˈmɪnɪtʃə
nature
ˈneɪtʃə
nourriture
ˈnʌrɪtʃə
pitcher
ˈpɪtʃə
portraiture
ˈpɔːtrɪtʃə
renature
riːˈneɪtʃə
signature
ˈsɪɡnɪtʃə
supernature
ˈsuːpərˌneɪtʃə
switcher
ˈswɪtʃə
temperature
ˈtɛmprɪtʃə
usurpature
ˌjuːzəˈpeɪtʃə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MOTHER NATURE

Mother Carey´s chicken
Mother Church
Mother City
mother country
mother craft
Mother Earth
Mother Goose
mother hen
Mother Hubbard
mother lode
mother love
Mother of God
Mother of Parliaments
Mother of Satan
mother of the chapel
mother of vinegar
mother ship
Mother Shipton

WORDS THAT END LIKE MOTHER NATURE

adventure
armature
by nature
candidature
caricature
creature
curvature
feature
from nature
human nature
immature
mature
nomenclature
ossature
premature
room temperature
special feature
State legislature
stature
tablature
the course of nature

Synonyms and antonyms of Mother Nature in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Mother Nature» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MOTHER NATURE

Find out the translation of Mother Nature to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Mother Nature from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Mother Nature» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

大自然
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Madre Naturaleza
570 millions of speakers

English

Mother Nature
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

माँ प्रकृति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الطبيعة الأم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Мать Природа
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mãe Natureza
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মাতার প্রকৃতি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mère Nature
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Alam semulajadi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Mutter Natur
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

母なる自然
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

어머니 자연
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Basa Alam
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mẹ Thiên nhiên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தாய் இயற்கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मदर नेचर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Doğa Ana
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Madre Natura
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

matka Natura
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мати Природа
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mama Natura
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Μητέρα Φύση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

moeder Natuur
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Moder Natur
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Mother Nature
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Mother Nature

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MOTHER NATURE»

The term «Mother Nature» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.900 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MOTHER NATURE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Mother Nature

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10 QUOTES WITH «MOTHER NATURE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Mother Nature.
1
Colin Angle
Building a robot that has legs and walks around is a very expensive proposition. Mother Nature has created many wonderful things, but one thing we do have that nature doesn't is the wheel, a continuous rotating joint, and tracks, so we need to make use of inventions to make things simpler.
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Graeme Base
I have pets, but they're the really ordinary sort - yellow Labrador, tabby cat, white rabbit, a few goldfish - that kind of stuff. Nothing very... extravagant or unusual or exotic, but I find, in terms of inspiration, Mother Nature is just it.
3
Les Claypool
I enjoy my John Deere tractor quite a lot. It's a tool that I must use to keep Mother Nature at bay. I have all kinds of things encroaching on my property.
4
Harold Coffin
Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.
5
Thomas Friedman
Nature is regulating our climate for free. Mother Nature, she's been doing that for free, for a long, long time. Now do you really want to get in there and do geo-engineering and all this kind of stuff?
6
John Garamendi
Mother Nature comes up against reality, and the reality is that the system doesn't work.
7
Whoopi Goldberg
That's the thing about Mother Nature, she really doesn't care what economic bracket you're in.
8
Christopher Heyerdahl
Mother Nature is the great equalizer. You can't get away from it.
9
Russel Honore
People need to be cautious because anything built by man can be destroyed by Mother Nature.
10
Mark Hyman
Seems you can't outsmart Mother Nature.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MOTHER NATURE»

Discover the use of Mother Nature in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Mother Nature and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Mother Nature: Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the ...
In an original study of human behavioral ecology, the author dissects the "maternal" myth in great detail hoping to learn if the mothering tendency in women is indeed an instinct.
Sarah Hrdy, 2000
2
Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You: A Lively Tour Through ...
In Mother Nature Is Trying to Kill You, Riskin is our guide through the natural world at its most gloriously ruthless.
Dan Riskin, 2014
3
Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism
Oxford botanists advised British generals on how to destroy enemy crops during the war in Malaya; American scientists attempted to alter the weather in Vietnam. This work raised questions that went beyond the goal of weaponizing nature.
Jacob Darwin Hamblin, 2013
4
Is Mother Nature Mad?: How to Work with Nature Spirits to ...
Is extreme weather a cyclic activity? What if anything has man done to bring disasters upon the earth? This book provides practical spiritual tools to help restore harmony to the environment and to mitigate extreme weather conditions.
Elizabeth Clare Prophet, 2008
5
Mother / Nature: Popular Culture and Environmental Ethics
Employing the critical tools of religious studies, psychology, and gender studies, Catherine M. Roach examines the various manifestations of nature as "mother" and what that idea implies for the way we approach the natural world.
Catherine M. Roach, 2003
6
Outsmarting Mother Nature: A Woman's Complete Guide to ...
The book explains how one can best prepare for a procedure, what to expect during the actual surgery, and how to handle the healing phase.
Iliana E. Sweis MD, FACS, 2010
7
Screwing Mother Nature for Profit: How corporations betray ...
Corporate greed is weaking havic on our planet. Destruction of habitats, depletion of natural resources, pollution, climate change-the damage is all around us!
Elaine Smitha, 2011
8
Mother Nature Designer
Mother Nature Designer investigates designs and colours in nature, creating computer images based on natural objects, looking at Islamic art and textiles inspired by nature, andmaking an applique banner.
Louise Spilsbury, Richard Spilsbury, 2007
9
Accounting for Mother Nature: Changing Demands for Her Bounty
In turn, the contributors explore the role that private individuals and organizations can play in protecting natural and agrarian landscapes."--BOOK JACKET.
Terry Lee Anderson, Laura E. Huggins, Thomas M. Power, 2008
10
Mother Nature's Herbal: A Complete Guide for Experiencing ...
With this wise book on your kitchen shelf, a rich heritage of herb craft and herbal tradition is at your fingertips.
Judy Griffin, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MOTHER NATURE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Mother Nature is used in the context of the following news items.
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Damon Lane: 1-on-1 interview with Mother Nature
OKLAHOMA CITY —DAMON LANE: Thank you Mother Nature for taking the time to sit down with me. I know you are busy. I have a few ... «KOCO Oklahoma City, Jul 15»
2
“Even Mother Nature Has An Agent”
Over the last fifteen years or so I have seen (and been moved by) many of the aspirational/inspirational billboards sponsored by The ... «First Things, Jul 15»
3
Create a gate Mother Nature would love
Lee Reich's rustic gate is made from black locust, a rot-resistant wood that will protect and decorate the entrance to his garden for many years. «Hamilton Spectator, Jul 15»
4
Mother Nature is becoming restless
A large wintertime high has brought settled weather to much of the country this week and continues to do so as it moves slowly eastwards over ... «Scoop.co.nz, Jul 15»
5
Mother Nature calling: Adorable seals make first swim in the wild in …
Six super cute ringed seals had their first swim in the wild in the waters of Lake Ladoga, northwestern Russia, Ruptly video shows. The animals ... «RT, Jul 15»
6
Messing with Mother Nature - Are Free Markets the Solution?
When you mess with Mother Nature, she knocks you out with a fist to the face or a kick in the ribs. And yet, it's a lesson the financial markets are ... «Equities.com, Jul 15»
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Mother Nature sure has a quirky sense of humor
Mother Nature sure seems to getting the last laugh lately. Imagine the first part of the week reading of places getting the weirdest looking hail ... «La Crosse Tribune, Jul 15»
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Mother nature rules
The eighth annual Big Bear PaddleFest was forced to an early end July 18 when a thunderstorm complete with a light show from Mother Nature ... «Big Bear Grizzly, Jul 15»
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19.3 million displaced by disasters but “mother nature not to blame …
GENEVA 20 JULY 2015: In the last seven years, an estimated one person every second has been displaced by a disaster, with 19.3 million ... «Sierra Express Media, Jul 15»
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WATCH: Leonardo DiCaprio's 'The Revenant' Gives Mother Nature
The first trailer has arrived for “The Revenant,” Leonardo DiCaprio's snow western collaboration with director Alejandro González Iñárritu. «Ecorazzi, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Mother Nature [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mother-nature>. Nov 2019 ».
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