Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

superhero

play
noun su·per·hero \-ˌhir-(ˌ)ō, -ˌhē-(ˌ)rō\

Simple Definition of superhero

  • : a fictional character who has amazing powers (such as the ability to fly)

  • : a very heroic person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of superhero

  1. :  a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers; also :  an exceptionally skillful or successful person

Examples of superhero in a sentence

  1. The people who do this dangerous work are real-life superheroes who deserve our gratitude.



1917

First Known Use of superhero

1917

Rhymes with superhero


SUPERHERO Defined for Kids

superhero

play
noun su·per·he·ro \ˈsü-pər-ˌhir-ō, -ˌhē-rō\

Definition of superhero for Students

  1. :  a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up superhero? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by grandiloquent style

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

reduce disapprove soothe perplex
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ