supernatural

adjective su·per·nat·u·ral \ ˌsü-pər-ˈna-chə-rəl , -ˈnach-rəl \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

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
2 a :departing from what is usual or normal especially so as to appear to transcend the laws of nature
b :attributed to an invisible agent (such 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

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Origin and Etymology of supernatural

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



SUPERNATURAL Defined for English Language Learners

supernatural

adjective

Definition of supernatural for English Language Learners

  • : unable to be explained by science or the laws of nature : of, relating to, or seeming to come from magic, a god, etc.


SUPERNATURAL Defined for Kids

supernatural

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

Definition of supernatural for Students

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


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