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supernatural

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adjective su·per·nat·u·ral \ˌsü-pər-ˈna-chə-rəl, -ˈnach-rəl\

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.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of supernatural

  1. 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

  2. 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)

supernatural

noun

supernaturally

play \-ˈna-chər-ə-lē, -ˈnach-rə-, -ˈna-chər-lē\ adverb

supernaturalness

noun

Examples of supernatural in a sentence

  1. <believes in ghosts, guardian angels, and other supernatural beings>

  2. <he seems to read books with supernatural speed>



Origin and Etymology of supernatural

Middle English, from Medieval Latin supernaturalis, from Latin super- + natura nature


First Known Use: 15th century



SUPERNATURAL Defined for Kids

supernatural

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adjective su·per·nat·u·ral \ˌsü-pər-ˈna-chə-rəl, -ˈnach-rəl\

Definition of supernatural for Students

  1. :  of or relating to something beyond or outside of nature or the visible universe





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