If you enjoy a good story about vampires, witches, werewolves, or ghosts, you like reading about the supernatural — forces, beings, and events that are beyond what can be explained by nature.

Supernatural comes from the Latin word supernaturalis, meaning beyond nature. The adjective form of supernatural describes anything that pertains to or is caused by something that can't be explained by the laws of nature. It's interesting to ask your friends what kind of supernatural power they would choose to have. Most will probably wish for the ability to fly, though some will pick the supernatural power of being invisible.

Definitions of supernatural
  1. adjective
    not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material
    supernatural forces and occurrences and beings”
    apparitional, ghostlike, ghostly, phantasmal, spectral, spiritual
    resembling or characteristic of a phantom
    suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious
    eldritch, uncanny, unearthly, weird
    suggesting the operation of supernatural influences
    elfin, fey
    suggestive of an elf in strangeness and otherworldliness
    charming, magic, magical, sorcerous, witching, wizard, wizardly
    possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers
    marvellous, marvelous, miraculous
    being or having the character of a miracle
    without material form or substance
    given to or produced by or used in the art of conjuring up the dead
    nonnatural, otherworldly, preternatural, transcendental
    existing outside of or not in accordance with nature
    possessing or believed to possess magic power especially protective power
    existing or extending beyond the physical world
    being or having the character of witchcraft
    lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria
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    existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical
    according with material things or natural laws (other than those peculiar to living matter)
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  2. noun
    supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
    “She doesn't believe in the supernatural
    synonyms: occult
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    type of:
    causal agency, causal agent, cause
    any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results
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