Definitions for supernaturalˌsu pərˈnætʃ ər əl, -ˈnætʃ rəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

su•per•nat•u•ral*ˌsu pərˈnætʃ ər əl, -ˈnætʃ rəl(adj.)

  1. pertaining to or being above or beyond what is natural or explainable by natural law.

  2. pertaining to or attributed to God or a deity.

  3. preternatural.

  4. pertaining to or attributed to ghosts, goblins, or other unearthly beings; eerie; occult.

  5. (n.)a being, object, occurrence, etc., considered as supernatural or of supernatural origin.

  6. the supernatural, supernatural beings, behavior, and occurrences collectively. supernatural forces and the supernatural plane of existence.

* Syn: See miraculous.

Origin of supernatural:

1520–30; < ML supernātūrālis. See super -, natural

su`per•nat′u•ral•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. supernatural, occult(adj)

    supernatural forces and events and beings collectively

    "She doesn't believe in the supernatural"

  2. supernatural(adj)

    not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material

    "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. supernatural(adjective)ˌsu pərˈnætʃ ər əl, -ˈnætʃ rəl

    not explained by science

    supernatural phenomena

Wiktionary

  1. supernatural(Noun)

    A supernatural being.

  2. supernatural(Adjective)

    Above nature; that which is beyond or added to nature, often so considered because it is given by God or some force beyond that which humans are born with. In Roman Catholic theology, sanctifying grace is considered to be a supernatural addition to human nature.

  3. supernatural(Adjective)

    Not of the usual; not natural; altered by forces that are not understood fully if at all.

  4. supernatural(Adjective)

    Neither visible nor measurable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Supernatural(adj)

    being beyond, or exceeding, the power or laws of nature; miraculous

Freebase

  1. Supernatural

    The supernatural is that which is not subject to the laws of physics, or more figuratively, that which is said to exist above and beyond nature. In philosophy, popular culture and fiction, the supernatural is associated with the paranormal, religions and occultism. It has neoplatonic and medieval scholastic origins.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. supernatural

    The natural not yet understood.


Translations for supernatural

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

supernatural(adjective)

(of eg matters concerning ghosts etc) beyond what is natural or physically possible

supernatural happenings; a creature of supernatural strength.

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