supernatural

[ soo-per-nach-er-uh l, -nach-ruh l ]
/ ˌsu pərˈnætʃ ər əl, -ˈnætʃ rəl /

adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. supernanny,
  2. supernatant,
  3. supernational,
  4. supernationalism,
  5. supernationally,
  6. supernaturalism,
  7. supernaturality,
  8. supernaturalize,
  9. supernaturally,
  10. supernormal

Origin of supernatural

From the Medieval Latin word supernātūrālis, dating back to 1520–30. See super-, natural

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British Dictionary definitions for supernatural

supernatural

/ (ˌsuːpəˈnætʃrəl, -ˈnætʃərəl) /

adjective

of or relating to things that cannot be explained according to natural laws
characteristic of or caused by or as if by a god; miraculous
of, involving, or ascribed to occult beings
exceeding the ordinary; abnormal

noun

the supernatural supernatural forces, occurrences, and beings collectively or their realm
Derived Formssupernaturally, adverbsupernaturalness, noun

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Word Origin and History for supernatural
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