Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “supernatural”

See all translations

supernatural

adjective  /ˌsu·pərˈnætʃ·ər·əl/ us  
(of something’s cause or existence) not able to be explained by the laws of science: From the center of the tree, a supernatural light began to glow.

supernatural

noun [U]  /ˌsu·pərˈnætʃ·ə·rəl/ us  
forces or events that cannot be explained by science
Translations of “supernatural”
in Spanish sobrenatural…
in Korean 초자연적인…
in Arabic خارِق لِلطَبيعة, غَيبي…
in Portuguese sobrenatural…
in French surnaturel…
in German übernatürlich…
in Catalan sobrenatural…
in Japanese 超自然の, 不可思議な…
in Italian soprannaturale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 超自然的,無法用科學解釋的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 超自然的,无法用科学解释的…
(Definition of supernatural from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of supernatural?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “supernatural” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More