Definition of Supernatural

1. Noun. Supernatural forces and events and beings collectively. "She doesn't believe in the supernatural"

Exact synonyms: Occult
Generic synonyms: Causal Agency, Causal Agent, Cause
Member holonyms: Spiritual Being, Supernatural Being
Terms within: Theurgy, Destiny, Fate
Derivative terms: Occult



2. Adjective. Not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material. "Supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"

Definition of Supernatural

1. a. Being beyond, or exceeding, the power or laws of nature; miraculous.

Definition of Supernatural

1. Adjective. 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. ¹

2. Adjective. Not of the usual; not natural; altered by forces that are not understood fully if at all. ¹

3. Adjective. Neither visible nor measurable. ¹

4. Noun. A supernatural being. ¹

5. Noun. Supernatural beings and events collectively. (qualifier When used with definite article: "the supernatural".) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Supernatural

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Supernatural

supernacular
supernaculum
supernal
supernally
supernannies
supernanny
supernatant
supernatants
supernatation
supernate
supernates
supernation
supernational
supernationally
supernations
supernatural (current term)
supernatural being
supernatural virtue
supernaturalisation
supernaturalise
supernaturalised
supernaturalises
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supernaturalism
supernaturalist
supernaturalistic
supernaturalists
supernaturalities
supernaturality
supernaturalization

Literary usage of Supernatural

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of English and Germanic Philology by Ill.) University of Illinois (Urbana (1918)
"The supernatural in literature has found another advocate in the person of Dr. Dorothy Scarborough, who in her volume The supernatural in Modern English ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"The cult of the supernatural, lastly, was for a long time virtually confined to Germany. Burger led the way (1774) ; and, with infinitely more of subtlety, ..."

3. The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas by Edward Westermarck (1908)
"On the other hand, supernatural qualities may also be attributed to the mental ... Such an attribution makes them supernatural beings, as distinct from any ..."

4. The Overland Monthly by Bret Harte (1869)
"THE supernatural IN HAWTHORNE. IT would be hard to find a man or woman who does not cherish some superstition. Every day of the year, every event of life, ..."

5. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1862)
"The supernatural in relation to the Nat3. Nature and the supernatural as together ... The supernatural. Edinburgh. 5. Essays on Miracles as Evidences of ..."

6. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"Essays and Reviews had not touched the question of the supernatural in the life of ... supernatural Religion, on the contrary, touched the very vitals of ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"That excellence Is either natural or supernatural. If we reverence another because of some natural excellence, which we have not, our worship is natural. ..."

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