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adjective su·per \ˈsü-pər\

Simple Definition of super

  • : extremely good

Full Definition of super

  1. 1a :  of high grade or qualityb —used as a generalized term of approval <a super cook>

  2. 2 :  very large or powerful <a super atomic bomb>

  3. 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


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super

noun su·per

Definition of super

  1. 1 [by shortening] a :  supernumerary; especially :  a supernumerary actorb :  superintendent, supervisor; especially :  the superintendent of an apartment building

  2. 2 [short for obsolete superhive] :  a removable upper story of a beehive

  3. 3 [1super] :  a superfine grade or extra large size

  4. 4 [origin unknown] :  a thin loosely woven open-meshed starched cotton fabric used especially for reinforcing books



1838

First Known Use of super

1838


3

super

adverb su·per

Simple Definition of super

  • : very or extremely

Full Definition of super

  1. 1 :  very, extremely <a super fast car>

  2. 2 :  to an excessive degree

Examples of super

  1. <my computer is super slow this morning>



Origin of super

super-


First Known Use: 1946


super-

prefix su·per

Simple Definition of super-

  • : bigger, better, or more important than others of the same kind

  • : superior in position or rank

Full Definition of super-

  1. 1a (1) :  over and above :  higher in quantity, quality, or degree than :  more than <superhuman> (2) :  in addition :  extra <supertax>b (1) :  exceeding or so as to exceed a norm <superheat> (2) :  in or to an extreme or excessive degree or intensity <supersubtle>c :  surpassing all or most others of its kind <superhighway>

  2. 2a :  situated or placed above, on, or at the top of <superlunary>; specifically :  situated on the dorsal side ofb :  next above or higher <supertonic>

  3. 3 :  having the (specified) ingredient present in a large or unusually large proportion <superphosphate>

  4. 4 :  constituting a more inclusive category than that specified <superfamily>

  5. 5 :  superior in status, title, or position <superpower>

  1. su·per·ab·sor·bent

  2. su·per·ac·cu·rate

  3. su·per·achiev·er

  4. su·per·ac·tiv·i·ty

  5. su·per·ad·di·tion

  6. su·per·ad·min·is·tra·tor

  7. su·per·agent

  8. su·per·am·bi·tious

  9. su·per·ath·lete

  10. su·per·bad

  11. su·per·bank

  12. su·per·bil·lion·aire

  13. su·per·bitch

  14. su·per·board

  15. su·per·bomb

  16. su·per·bomb·er

  17. su·per·bright

  18. su·per·bu·reau·crat

  19. su·per·cab·i·net

  20. su·per·car·ri·er

  21. su·per·cau·tious

  22. su·per·cheap

  23. su·per·chic

  24. su·per·church

  25. su·per·civ·i·li·za·tion

  26. su·per·civ·i·lized

  27. su·per·clean

  28. su·per·club

  29. su·per·co·los·sal

  30. su·per·com·fort·able

  31. su·per·com·pe·tent

  32. su·per·com·pet·i·tive

  33. su·per·con·fi·dent

  34. su·per·con·glom·er·ate

  35. su·per·con·ser·va·tive

  36. su·per·con·ve·nient

  37. su·per·cop

  38. su·per·cor·po·ra·tion

  39. su·per·crim·i·nal

  40. su·per·cute

  41. su·per·de·luxe

  42. su·per·dip·lo·mat

  43. su·per·ef·fec·tive

  44. su·per·ef·fi·cien·cy

  45. su·per·ef·fi·cient

  46. su·per·ego·ist

  47. su·per·elite

  48. su·per·em·i·nence

  49. su·per·em·i·nent

  50. su·per·em·i·nent·ly

  51. su·per·ex·pen·sive

  52. su·per·ex·press

  53. su·per·fan

  54. su·per·farm

  55. su·per·fast

  56. su·per·firm

  57. su·per·flack

  58. su·per·good

  59. su·per·gov·ern·ment

  60. su·per·growth

  61. su·per·hard·en

  62. su·per·heavy

  63. su·per·her·o·ine

  64. su·per·hit

  65. su·per·hot

  66. su·per·hype

  67. su·per·in·su·lat·ed

  68. su·per·in·tel·lec·tu·al

  69. su·per·in·tel·li·gence

  70. su·per·in·tel·li·gent

  71. su·per·in·ten·si·ty

  72. su·per·jock

  73. su·per·large

  74. su·per·law·yer

  75. su·per·light

  76. su·per·lob·by·ist

  77. su·per·long

  78. su·per·loy·al·ist

  79. su·per·lux·u·ri·ous

  80. su·per·lux·u·ry

  81. su·per·ma·cho

  82. su·per·ma·jor·i·ty

  83. su·per·male

  84. su·per·mas·cu·line

  85. su·per·mas·sive

  86. su·per·mil·i·tant

  87. su·per·mil·lion·aire

  88. su·per·mind

  89. su·per·min·is·ter

  90. su·per·mod·ern

  91. su·per·na·tion

  92. su·per·na·tion·al

  93. su·per·nu·tri·tion

  94. su·per·or·gan·ic

  95. su·per·or·gasm

  96. su·per·pa·tri·ot

  97. su·per·pa·tri·ot·ic

  98. su·per·pa·tri·o·tism

  99. su·per·per·son

  100. su·per·per·son·al

  101. su·per·phe·nom·e·non

  102. su·per·pimp

  103. su·per·plane

  104. su·per·play·er

  105. su·per·po·lite

  106. su·per·port

  107. su·per·pow·er·ful

  108. su·per·pre·mi·um

  109. su·per·pro

  110. su·per·prof·it

  111. su·per·qual·i·ty

  112. su·per·race

  113. su·per·real

  114. su·per·re·al·ism

  115. su·per·re·gion·al

  116. su·per·rich

  117. su·per·road

  118. su·per·ro·man·tic

  119. su·per·ro·man·ti·cism

  120. su·per·safe

  121. su·per·sale

  122. su·per·sales·man

  123. su·per·scale

  124. su·per·school

  125. su·per·scout

  126. su·per·se·cre·cy

  127. su·per·se·cret

  128. su·per·sell

  129. su·per·sell·er

  130. su·per·sen·si·tive

  131. su·per·sen·si·tiv·i·ty

  132. su·per·sex·u·al·i·ty

  133. su·per·sharp

  134. su·per·show

  135. su·per·sing·er

  136. su·per·size

  137. su·per·sized

  138. su·per·sleuth

  139. su·per·slick

  140. su·per·smart

  141. su·per·smooth

  142. su·per·soft

  143. su·per·so·phis·ti·cat·ed

  144. su·per·spe·cial

  145. su·per·spe·cial·ist

  146. su·per·spe·cial·i·za·tion

  147. su·per·spe·cial·ized

  148. su·per·spec·ta·cle

  149. su·per·spec·tac·u·lar

  150. su·per·spec·u·la·tion

  151. su·per·spy

  152. su·per·state

  153. su·per·sta·tion

  154. su·per·stim·u·late

  155. su·per·stock

  156. su·per·stra·tum

  157. su·per·strength

  158. su·per·strike

  159. su·per·strong

  160. su·per·stud

  161. su·per·sub·tle

  162. su·per·sub·tle·ty

  163. su·per·sur·geon

  164. su·per·sweet

  165. su·per·tank·er

  166. su·per·ter·rif·ic

  167. su·per·thick

  168. su·per·thin

  169. su·per·thril·ler

  170. su·per·tight

  171. su·per·vir·ile

  172. su·per·vir·tu·o·so

  173. su·per·wave

  174. su·per·weap·on

  175. su·per·wide

  176. su·per·wife

Origin of super-

Latin, over, above, in addition, from super over, above, on top of — more at over



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