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Definition of "supernatural" []

  • Of or relating to existence outside the natural world. (adjective)
  • Attributed to a power that seems to violate or go beyond natural forces. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a deity. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the immediate exercise of divine power; miraculous. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the miraculous. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to things that cannot be explained according to natural laws (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Characteristic of or caused by or as if by a god; miraculous (adjective)
  • Of, involving, or ascribed to occult beings (adjective)
  • Exceeding the ordinary; abnormal (adjective)

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Use "supernatural" in a sentence
  • "For, from Mr. Darwin's usual mode of speaking, it appears that by such divine action he means a supernatural intervention, whereas it is here contended that throughout the whole process of physical evolution -- the first manifestation of life included -- _supernatural_ action is assuredly not to be looked for."
  • "LARSON: Well, this was the magic of the fair and what really ultimately persuaded me to do the book was that you had all this -- it really was as if some -- I hate to keep resorting to the term supernatural, but it was almost as if there was some -- some extra real force that brought everything together at this time."
  • "In my opinion, the supernatural is anything unnatural but terrestrial."