Simple Definition of supernatural
: unable to be explained by science or the laws of nature : of, relating to, or seeming to come from magic, a god, etc.
Full Definition of supernatural
1 : of or relating to an order of existence beyond the visible observable universe; especially : of or relating to God or a god, demigod, spirit, or devil
2a : departing from what is usual or normal especially so as to appear to transcend the laws of natureb : attributed to an invisible agent (as a ghost or spirit)
Examples of supernatural
<believes in ghosts, guardian angels, and other supernatural beings>
<he seems to read books with supernatural speed>
Origin of supernatural
Middle English, from Medieval Latin supernaturalis, from Latin super- + natura nature
First Known Use: 15th century
Learn More about supernatural
Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for "supernatural" Spanish Central: Translation of "supernatural" Nglish: Translation of "supernatural" for Spanish speakers Britannica English: Translation of "supernatural" for Arabic speakers
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up supernatural? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).