Definitions of supernatural

  1. supernatural forces and events and beings collectively; " She doesn't believe in the supernatural"
  2. not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; " supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"
  3. Being beyond, or exceeding, the power or laws of nature; miraculous.
  4. Being outside, or exceeding, the forces or laws of nature; miraculous.
  5. That which exceeds or is outside the usual course of nature.
  6. Supernaturally.
  7. Being beyond or exceeding the powers or laws of nature; not occurring through the operation of merely physical laws, but by an agency above and separate from these. It is stronger than preternatural, and is often equivalent to miraculous. " No man can give any rational account how it is possible that such a general flood should come by any natural means. And if it be supernatural, that grants the thing I am proving, namely, such a Supreme Being as can alter the course of nature."- Bp. Wilkins. " Cures wrought by medicines are natural operations; but the miraculous ones wrought by Christ and his apostles were supernatural."- Boyle. - THE SUPERNATURAL, that which is above or beyond the established course or laws of nature: that which transcends nature: supernatural agencies, influence, phenomena, and so forth; as, to laugh at a belief in the supernatural.
  8. Above, or exceeding, the powers of nature.
  9. Transcending the forces of nature; miraculous.
  10. That which transcends nature.
  11. Supernaturalness.
  12. Being beyond or exceeding the known power or laws of nature; effected by agents, agencies, or in ways which transcend the ordinary; miraculous. The Supernatural, the unseen, mysterious spiritual force or power that everywhere underlies and works in nature, and pre- eminently man.
  13. Exceeding the powers or laws of nature; miraculous.

Usage examples for supernatural

  1. In my education my father had taken the greatest precautions that my mind should be impressed with no supernatural horrors. – Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
  2. He, no doubt thinking it would be presumptuous on his part to claim any supernatural gift, passed on without complying with her request. – The Life Story of an Old Rebel by John Denvir
  3. Those closed eyes would open and look him in the face, a supernatural voice would speak his name. – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  4. If the universe had a beginning, its beginning, by the very conditions of the case, was supernatural; the laws of nature cannot account for their own origin. – Auguste Comte and Positivism by John-Stuart Mill
  5. It was not a cheerful place, but Goddard's nerves were excited to a pitch far beyond the reach of supernatural fears. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  6. A good many fairly sane people believe in the supernatural and devote themselves to its study- there is William James, for instance. – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  7. I must give you the secret of my supernatural power. – The Wandering Jew, Book VIII. by Eugene Sue
  8. Thought I, it will not do to believe there is anything supernatural here. – The Frozen Pirate by W. Clark Russell
  9. The supernatural is a dream. – The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians by G. G. Findlay
  10. In spite of his scare- for he was dead sure that it was something supernatural- he came to my help. – The Boy With the U.S. Miners by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  11. There was in these words something so noble, so just, and so generous, that Charles thought his sweetheart a supernatural being. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. The natural or supernatural history of his own thought absorbed him more than the exact facts about the wild life around him. – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs
  13. The omen, also, that happened at Amphipolis, has a supernatural character. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  14. Influenced by supernatural power, he entered the body of the princess called Godimbera. – The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies by Robert Gordon Latham
  15. The Supernatural is dead; rather, we know now that it never yet has been alive. – Lord of the World by Robert Hugh Benson
  16. Nature and the supernatural must be in harmony. – Miss Ellis's Mission by Mary P. Wells Smith
  17. The supernatural does exist, Christian or not. – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
  18. His medicine, or Supernatural Power, was very strong, though it was not always that he could be prevailed upon to put it to the test. – Dusty Star by Olaf Baker
  19. " There is nothing supernatural about the matter, madam," Duvall remarked. – The Film of Fear by Arnold Fredericks
  20. They rule, in fact, over both soul and body, but in different relations; the State over soul and body as to their natural end, the Church over soul and body as to their supernatural end. – Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom by T. W. Allies