Thinking whether “supernatural” has any meaning (how can something that exists be super-existance??? ) I have come to the conclusion that I am not sure about the concept of meaning at all. Do you have good explanations for what “meaning” and “definition” are?
I would use as basic terms the terms “referent” and “definition”
A referent is ” all the objects that correspond to a certain word in the real word”.
A definition is “the words that one would use to describe a word to a person that doesn’t know what objects correspond to it”.
Words like “supernatural” are bait and switch words. Their actual definitions have no referents. “Outside the world” has no referents, and cannot have. But the way people who use “supernatural” really define their term is more close to “awesome”, “amazing”, “wow”, “dude, I cannot understand this”. However, if someone asks them for a definition of “supernatural”, they do not give the real emotional definition inside their heads, but give a phony definition (“outside the world”), which is not the true one, but looks way more respectable.
And now I can outline the usages of “meaning” in the common language.
“meaning” is used as
(1) a referent of a word
(2) the definition of a word.
(3) the phony definition of a word.