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.


  1. Supernatural

    Supernatural is a song by Wild Orchid, released as the final single from their self-titled debut, Wild Orchid. The song samples the 1968 song "Love Child" by Diana Ross & the Supremes and its lyrics describe a "heaven-sent" supernatural love.


  1. supernatural

    Supernatural refers to phenomena, forces, or entities that are beyond or outside the natural world and cannot be explained by laws of nature. Such phenomena are often attributed to a divine, mystical, or otherworldly origin, such as ghosts, spirits, gods, miracles, magic and other aspects of the mystical or religious experience. Supernatural can also refer to anything that is considered to exist beyond or outside the observable and measurable universe.

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. Adrienne Rich:

    There is the falsely mystical view of art that assumes a kind of supernatural inspiration, a possession by universal forces unrelated to questions of power and privilege or the artist's relation to bread and blood. In this view, the channel of art can only become clogged and misdirected by the artist's concern with merely temporary and local disturbances. The song is higher than the struggle.

  2. Edgar Mitchell:

    There are no unnatural or supernatural phenomena, only very large gaps in our knowledge of what is natural… We should strive to fill those gaps of ignorance.

  3. Jared Padalecki:

    It takes a while. A true relationship is built over time, on' Supernatural,' we went through deaths and births and marriages and divorces... and heartbreak and the honeymoon phase of falling in love -- [ and ] not just us. We both started dating our wives that are now the mothers of our kids during the show.

  4. Justin Bieber:

    I will come with a kick a ** album ASAP, my swag is undeniable and my drive is indescribable his love is supernatural his grace is that reliable.... the top is where I reside period whether I make music or not the king said so, but I will come with a vengeance believe that.

  5. Alfred A. Montapert:

    In Texas, years ago, almost all of the oil came from surface operations. Then someone got the idea that there were greater sources of supply deeper down. A well was drilled five thousand feet deep. The result? A gusher. Too many of us operate on the surface. We never go deep enough to find supernatural resources. The result is, we never operate at our best. More time and investment is involved to go deep but a gusher will pay off.

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