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 (such as a ghost or spirit)
supernaturallyplay \-ˈna-chər-ə-lē, -ˈnach-rə-, -ˈna-chər-lē\ adverb
Examples of supernatural in a Sentence
believes in ghosts, guardian angels, and other supernatural beings
he seems to read books with supernatural speed
Recent Examples of supernatural from the Web
The death of a father or a mother can leave a person feeling adrift as that last remnant of seemingly supernatural protection breaks loose.
Given the supernatural themes and more spooky than usual content, this probably skews a little older than the all-ages demographic of most U.S.-backed cartoon features, which could help bolster the film's appeal as a niche item.
The short fiction of another up-and-comer, Bracken MacLeod, feels far more horrific to me, although there’s almost nothing of the supernatural in his superb new collection, 13 VIEWS OF THE SUICIDE WOODS (ChiZine Publications, paper, $17.99).
A slow-burn serving of eco-horror, Lorcan Finnegan’s feature skimps on substance, but more than makes up for it with eerie settings, supernatural undertones and a ’70s horror throwback vibe.
The supernatural adventure returns for its summer premiere.
This supernatural thriller gives us a 128-year-old vampire in love.
Fold in a waterlogged supernatural villain, then haphazardly sprinkle a daring heist, an execution escape and several nautical battles.
There, seasons last decades and supernatural forces imperil the citizenry as sword-slinging nobles, warriors and scoundrels vie to take charge of the Iron Throne.
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Origin and Etymology of supernatural
Middle English, from Medieval Latin supernaturalis, from Latin super- + natura nature
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
SUPERNATURAL Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of supernatural for Students
: of or relating to something beyond or outside of nature or the visible universe
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