hyper

adjective hy·per \ ˈhī-pər \

Definition of hyper

1 :high-strung, excitable; also :highly excited
  • was a little hyper after drinking too much coffee
2 :extremely active
  • hyper children

Examples of hyper in a Sentence

  1. I get a little hyper when I drink too much coffee.

  2. she's so hyper that she's the last person you'd want to turn to in an emergency

Origin and Etymology of hyper

short for hyperactive


hyper-

prefix

Definition of hyper-

1 :above :beyond :super-
  • hypermarket
2 a :excessively
  • hypersensitive
b :excessive
  • hyperemia
3 :that is or exists in a space of more than three dimensions
  • hyperspace
4 :bridging points within an entity (such as a database or network) nonsequentially
  • hypertext

Origin and Etymology of hyper-

Latin hyper-, from Greek, from hyper — more at over


HYPER Defined for English Language Learners

hyper

adjective

Definition of hyper for English Language Learners

  • : very excited, nervous, or active


hyper-

prefix

Definition of hyper- for English Language Learners

  • : excessively or extremely

  • : excessive or extreme


HYPER Defined for Kids

hyper-

prefix

Definition of hyper- for Students

:excessively
  • hypersensitive


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