What does Supernatural mean?

Definitions for Supernatural
ˌsu pərˈnætʃ ər əl, -ˈnætʃ rəlsu·per·nat·u·ral

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. supernatural, occultadjective

    supernatural forces and events and beings collectively

    "She doesn't believe in the supernatural"

  2. supernaturaladjective

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

    "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"


  1. supernaturalnoun

    A supernatural being.

  2. supernaturaladjective

    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. supernaturaladjective

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

  4. supernaturaladjective

    Neither visible nor measurable.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Supernaturaladjective

    Being above the powers of nature.

    Etymology: super and natural.

    There resteth either no way unto salvation, or if any, then surely a way which is supernatural, a way which could never have entered into the heart of a man, as much as once to conceive or imagine, if God himself had not revealed it extraordinarily; for which cause we term it the mystery or secret way of salvation. Richard Hooker.

    When supernatural duties are necessarily exacted, natural are not rejected as needless. Richard Hooker.

    The understanding is secured by the perfection of its own nature, or by supernatural assistance. John Tillotson.

    What mists of providence are these,
    Through which we cannot see?
    So saints by supernatural power set free
    Are left at last in martyrdom to die. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Supernaturaladjective

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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Supernatural

    sū-pėr-nat′ū-ral, adj. above or beyond the powers of nature: not according to the usual course of nature: miraculous: spiritual.—v.t. Supernat′uralise, to bring into the supernatural sphere.—ns. Supernat′uralism, the belief in the influence of the supernatural in the world; Supernat′uralist, a believer in the supernatural.—adj. of or pertaining to the supernatural.—adj. Supernaturalist′ic.—adv. Supernat′urally.—n. Supernat′uralness.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. supernatural

    The natural not yet understood.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Supernatural in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Supernatural in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Supernatural in a Sentence

  1. Neil Olson:

    The needles are kept on for a reason, it's supernatural, I say.

  2. Simon Rich:

    It is supernatural and absurd, but I like to think that when it comes to the character's emotional journey, it's very honest.

  3. Michael Foust:

    The show is not simply about the supernatural -- it presents hope, it shows that material things don't satisfy. That's why I think people in the world are so discouraged. It [ the show ] makes us think of things that do satisfy.

  4. Rainn Wilson:

    Terry Carnation is the kind of character that introduces these kind of specific, mysterious, supernatural stories, and I had been wanting to do this character and work on this character for a while.

  5. Joesph Conrad, "Carnival of Wit":

    The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.

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