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su·per·nat·u·ral

 (so͞o′pər-năch′ər-əl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to existence outside the natural world.
2. Attributed to a power that seems to violate or go beyond natural forces.
3. Of or relating to a deity.
4. Of or relating to the immediate exercise of divine power; miraculous.
5. Of or relating to the miraculous.
n.
That which is supernatural.

su′per·nat′u·ral·ly adv.
su′per·nat′u·ral·ness n.

supernatural

(ˌsuːpəˈnætʃrəl; -ˈnætʃərəl)
adj
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) of or relating to things that cannot be explained according to natural laws
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) characteristic of or caused by or as if by a god; miraculous
3. (Alternative Belief Systems) of, involving, or ascribed to occult beings
4. exceeding the ordinary; abnormal
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) the supernatural supernatural forces, occurrences, and beings collectively or their realm
ˌsuperˈnaturally adv
ˌsuperˈnaturalness n

su•per•nat•u•ral

(ˌsu pərˈnætʃ ər əl, -ˈnætʃ rəl)

adj.
1. pertaining to or being above or beyond what is natural or explainable by natural law.
2. pertaining to or attributed to God or a deity.
3. preternatural.
4. pertaining to or attributed to ghosts, goblins, or other unearthly beings; eerie; occult.
n.
5. a being, object, occurrence, etc., considered as supernatural or of supernatural origin.
6. the supernatural,
a. supernatural beings, behavior, and occurrences collectively.
b. supernatural forces and the supernatural plane of existence.
[1520–30; < Medieval Latin supernātūrālis. See super-, natural]
su`per•nat′u•ral•ly, adv.
su`per•nat′u•ral•ness, n.
syn: See miraculous.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.supernatural - supernatural forces and events and beings collectivelysupernatural - supernatural forces and events and beings collectively; "She doesn't believe in the supernatural"
causal agency, causal agent, cause - any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
spiritual being, supernatural being - an incorporeal being believed to have powers to affect the course of human events
theurgy - the effect of supernatural or divine intervention in human affairs
destiny, fate - the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman); "we are helpless in the face of destiny"
Adj.1.supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"
unreal - lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"
natural - existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical; "a perfectly natural explanation"

supernatural

adjective paranormal, mysterious, unearthly, uncanny, dark, hidden, ghostly, psychic, phantom, abnormal, mystic, miraculous, unnatural, occult, spectral, preternatural, supranatural evil spirits who looked like humans and possessed supernatural powers
Quotations
"There are more things in Heaven and earth, Horatio,"
"Than are dreamt of in your philosophy" [William Shakespeare Hamlet]

The Supernatural

People with supernatural powers  archimage, channeller, clairaudient, clairvoyant, conjurer, diviner, dowser, enchanter, enchantress, exorcist, fortune-teller, hag, hex, mage, magician, magus, medium, necromancer, rainmaker, seer, shaman, siren, sorcerer, sorceress, spaewife (Scot.), superhero, thaumaturge, warlock, water diviner, water witch, white witch, witch, witch doctor, witch master, wizard
Supernatural creatures  angel, banshee, brownie, demon, devil, dwarf, dybbuk, elf, fairy, fairy godmother, familiar, fay, genie, ghost, ghoul, giant, gnome, goblin, god or goddess, golem, gremlin, guardian angel, hobgoblin, imp, incubus, jinni, jinnee, djinni, or djinny, kachina, kelpie, lamia, leprechaun, little people or folk, monster, ogre, peri, phantom, pixie, poltergeist, sandman, selkie or silkie (Scot.), spectre, sprite, succubus, sylph, troll, vampire, werewolf or lycanthrope, wraith, zombie or zombi
Supernatural terms  abracadabra, amulet, apport, aura, black magic or the Black Art, charm, clairaudience, clairvoyance, cryptaesthesia, curse, divination, ectoplasm, evil eye, exorcism, extrasensory perception or ESP, fate, fetish, grigri, gris-gris, or greegree, grimoire, hex, hoodoo, incantation, invultuation, Indian sign, jinx, juju, kismet, levitation, magic circle, magic spell, magic wand, mojo, necromancy, obi or obeah, Ouija (trademark), parapsychology, pentagram, philtre, portent, possession, premonition, reincarnation, rune, seance or séance, second sight, sigil, sixth sense, spell, talisman, talking in tongues, xenoglossia, or xenoglossy, telaesthesia, telegnosis, telekinesis or psychokinesis, telepathy, voodoo, wand, white magic, witching hour

supernatural

adjective
1. Of, coming from, or relating to forces or beings that exist outside the natural world:
2. Greatly exceeding or departing from the normal course of nature:
Translations
خَارِقٌ لِلْطَبِيعَةفَوق ْ طبيعي، خارِق
nadpřirozený
overnaturlig
yliluonnollinen
natprirodan
természetfölötti
yfirnáttúrulegur
超自然の
초자연의
antgamtinis
pārdabisks
nadnaraven
övernaturlig
เหนือธรรมชาติ
doğa üstüdoğaüstü
siêu tự nhiên

supernatural

[ˌsuːpəˈnætʃərəl]
A. ADJsobrenatural
B. N the supernaturallo sobrenatural

supernatural

[ˌsuːpərˈnætʃərəl]
adj [powers, being, forces, strength] → surnaturel(le)
n
the supernatural → le surnaturel

supernatural

adjübernatürlich; the supernatural worlddie Welt des Übernatürlichen
n the supernaturaldas Übernatürliche

supernatural

[ˌsuːpəˈnætʃrl] adj & nsoprannaturale (m)

supernatural

(suːpəˈnӕtʃərəl) adjective
(of eg matters concerning ghosts etc) beyond what is natural or physically possible. supernatural happenings; a creature of supernatural strength.

supernatural

خَارِقٌ لِلْطَبِيعَة nadpřirozený overnaturlig übernatürlich υπερφυσικός sobrenatural yliluonnollinen surnaturel natprirodan soprannaturale 超自然の 초자연의 bovennatuurlijk overnaturlig nadprzyrodzony sobrenatural сверхъестественный övernaturlig เหนือธรรมชาติ doğaüstü siêu tự nhiên 超自然的

supernatural

a. sobrenatural.
References in classic literature ?
If all our reasons for fear, my friend, are confined to such as proceed from supernatural causes, we have but little occasion to be alarmed," continued the undisturbed Cora, "are you certain that our enemies have not invented some new and ingenious method to strike us with terror, that their conquest may become more easy?
His mind was haunted with the many and strange tales which he had heard, attributing mysterious if not supernatural endowments to these Maules, as well the grandson here present as his two immediate ancestors.
He was heard to speak of Sir Kenelm Digby and other famous men -- whose scientific attainments were esteemed hardly less than supernatural -- as having been his correspondents or associates.
The immediate cause, however, of the prevalence of supernatural stories in these parts, was doubtless owing to the vicinity of Sleepy Hollow.
Instantly I felt a shock running through all my frame; nothing was to be seen, and nothing was to be heard; but a supernatural hand seemed placed in mine.
Death seems the only desirable sequel for a career like this; but Death is only a launching into the region of the strange Untried; it is but the first salutation to the possibilities of the immense Remote, the Wild, the Watery, the Unshored; therefore, to the death-longing eyes of such men, who still have left in them some interior compunctions against suicide, does the all-contributed and all-receptive ocean alluringly spread forth his whole plain of unimaginable, taking terrors, and wonderful, new-life adventures; and from the hearts of infinite Pacifics, the thousand mermaids sing to them -- Come hither, broken-hearted; here is another life without the guilt of intermediate death; here are wonders supernatural, without dying for them.
It was a most wonderful experience to him--an almost supernatural experience.
She wondered within herself at the strength that seemed to be come upon her; for she felt the weight of her boy as if it had been a feather, and every flutter of fear seemed to increase the supernatural power that bore her on, while from her pale lips burst forth, in frequent ejaculations, the prayer to a Friend above--"Lord, help
So they took it, hand- ling it as cautiously and devoutly as if it had been some holy thing come from some supernatural region; and gently felt of its texture, caressed its pleasant smooth surface with lingering touch, and scanned the mysterious characters with fascinated eyes.
When I had stood ten minutes, thinking and imagining, and getting my spirit in tune with the place, and in the right mood to enjoy the supernatural, a raven suddenly uttered a horse croak over my head.
If I told anything, my tale would be such as must necessarily make a profound impression on the mind of my hearer: and that mind, yet from its sufferings too prone to gloom, needed not the deeper shade of the supernatural.
Wragge hesitated, sighed penitently, considered a little, stretched out her hand timidly toward one of the parcels, thought of the supernatural warning, and shrank back from her own purchases with a desperate exertion of self-control.