super

10 ENTRIES FOUND:

1su·per

adjective \ˈsü-pər\

: extremely good

Full Definition of SUPER

1
a :  of high grade or quality
b —used as a generalized term of approval <a super cook>
2
:  very large or powerful <a super atomic bomb>
3
:  exhibiting the characteristics of its type to an extreme or excessive degree <super secrecy>

Examples of SUPER

  1. We had a super time.
  2. Yes, I'd love to come. Super! I'll see you later.

Origin of SUPER

super-
First Known Use: 1842

2super

noun

Definition of SUPER

1
[by shortening]
a :  supernumerary; especially :  a supernumerary actor
b :  superintendent, supervisor; especially :  the superintendent of an apartment building
2
[short for obsolete superhive] :  a removable upper story of a beehive
3
[1super] :  a superfine grade or extra large size
4
[origin unknown] :  a thin loosely woven open-meshed starched cotton fabric used especially for reinforcing books

First Known Use of SUPER

1838

3super

adverb

: very or extremely

Full Definition of SUPER

1
:  very, extremely <a super fast car>
2
:  to an excessive degree

Examples of SUPER

  1. <my computer is super slow this morning>

Origin of SUPER

super-
First Known Use: 1946

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