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nature  

  ( natures    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Nature is all the animals, plants, and other things in the world that are not made by people, and all the events and processes that are not caused by people.  
...grasses that grow wild in nature., ...the ecological balance of nature.     
    Mother Nature  
2       n-sing   The nature of something is its basic quality or character.  
with supp, oft n N, also by/in N  
Mr Sharp would not comment on the nature of the issues being investigated., ...the ambitious nature of the programme..., The rise of a major power is both economic and military in nature.     
3       n-sing   Someone's nature is their character, which they show by the way they behave.  
with poss, also by N  
Jeya feels that her ambitious nature made her unsuitable for an arranged marriage..., She trusted people. That was her nature..., He was by nature affectionate.     
    human nature  
4    If you want to get back to nature, you want to return to a simpler way of living.  
back to nature      phrase   PHR after v  
She was very anxious to get away from cities and back to nature.     
5    If you say that something has a particular characteristic by its nature or by its very nature, you mean that things of that type always have that characteristic.  
by its nature      phrase   N inflects, PHR with cl  
Peacekeeping, by its nature, makes pre-planning difficult..., One could argue that smoking, by its very nature, is addictive.     
6    Some people talk about acall of nature when referring politely to the need to go to the toilet.  
call of nature      phrase   PHR after v     (politeness)    I'm afraid I have to answer a call of nature.     
7    If you say that something is in the nature of things, you mean that you would expect it to happen in the circumstances mentioned.  
in the nature of things      phrase   PHR with cl  
Many have already died, and in the nature of things many more will die.     
8    If you say that one thing is in the nature of another, you mean that it is like the other thing.  
in the nature of sth      phrase   PHR n, usu v-link PHR  
It was in the nature of a debate rather than an argument.     
9    If a way of behaving is second natureto you, you do it almost without thinking because it is easy for you or obvious to you.  
second nature      phrase   v-link PHR, oft PHR to n  
Planning ahead had always come as second nature to her..., It's not easy at first, but it soon becomes second nature.     


human nature     
Human nature is the natural qualities and ways of behaviour that most people have.      n-uncount  
It seems to be human nature to worry.     
Mother Nature     
Mother Nature is sometimes used to refer to nature, especially when it is being considered as a force that affects human beings.      n-uncount  
...when Mother Nature created Iceland out of volcanic lava and glaciers.     
nature study     
Nature study is the study of animals and plants by looking at them directly, for example when it is taught to young children.      n-uncount  
nature trail        ( nature trails    plural  ) A nature trail is a route through an area of countryside which has signs drawing attention to interesting animals, plants, or rocks.      n-count  
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v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
buying or selling of goods tangible or intangible and services commonly on internet actually happen in cyberspace is called ecommerce or cyber commerce
[Tech.]
adv.
in spite of the flaws/minuses/disadvantages; with goods and bads; with minuses and pluses
love / accept smb. flaws and all = love /accept smb. as he/she is, with qualities and flaws.
n.
a business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks, rather than being owned by individuals
Ex: Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accomodation marketplace Related to the concept of "sharing economy"
adj.
having good taste
n.
A social club started at Port Royal by Samuel de Champlain to help pass the long and cold winter nights. Each person took turns being host for an evening and serving his fellow man.
adj.
all right; good, OK, satisfactory
informal
exp.
be in a good shape
exp.
he is a very good seller
exp.
disappear ; be absent; leave (temporary or for good)
E.g. "Now, that the parents are out of the picture, we can throw a party". (meaning=Now, that the parents left, that they are no longer here) "James is out of the picture, him and Mary split up"
exp.
When sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
n.
a woman, generally in her twenties, who shows she is having a good time with her friends by shooting "WOO" ("HOO") usually in unison with other woo girls
[Fam.]
n.
economic player that both produces and consumes a good or service
portmanteau word: producer + consumer. Linked to mass costumisation
adj.
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman
exp.
expression used to describe something working fine, good or excellent
adv. adj.
looking good; having a look that was obviously well taken care of.
e.g a very well put together woman (adj.) You look well put together (adj.)
id.
def.: if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are
n.
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'
exp.
something that you say which means you cannot make a good quality product using bad quality materials

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