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Definitions for supernatural
ˌsu pərˈnætʃ ər əl, -ˈnætʃ rəlsu·per·nat·u·ral
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supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
"She doesn't believe in the supernatural"
not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material
"supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"
A supernatural being.
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.
Not of the usual; not natural; altered by forces that are not understood fully if at all.
Neither visible nor measurable.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
being beyond, or exceeding, the power or laws of nature; miraculous
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
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
The natural not yet understood.
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The numerical value of supernatural in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of supernatural in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of supernatural in a Sentence
There is a tendency in many White evangelical churches to assume that science is atheistic, god gave us both a sense of God's love and care and compassion, but he also gave us the brain and the opportunity to understand God's creation, which is nature, which includes things like viruses. And I think God expected us to use those gifts to understand how to protect ourselves and others from disease. If we have the opportunity to heal through medicine, I think God expects us to do that and not count on some supernatural intervention to come and save us when he's already given us the chance to be saved by other means.
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.
We have no evidence at all for deities at the sanctuary, so it is best to think of the ritual practices being directed atthe supernatural, more broadly conceived, as well as at the wider community.
The needles are kept on for a reason, it's supernatural, I say.
These are things I found when I went to Chicago, and I think if Tony Todd're going to do something weird and fantastical and supernatural it's much better if all the details are true.
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- خارق للعادةArabic
- surnaturelle, extraordinaire, surnaturelFrench
- os-nàdarrachScottish Gaelic
- különös, természetfHungarian
- soprannaturale, sovrannaturaleItalian
- supernaturalis, divinusLatin
- сверхъестественное, сверхъестественныйRussian
- natprírodan, nadprirodan, nadnárāvanSerbo-Croatian
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