hyper

adjective
hy·per | \ ˈhī-pər \

Definition of hyper 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : high-strung, excitable also : highly excited was a little hyper after drinking too much coffee

2 : extremely active hyper children

hyper-

prefix

Definition of hyper- (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : above : beyond : super- hypermarket

2a : 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

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Examples of hyper in a Sentence

Adjective

I get a little hyper when I drink too much coffee. she's so hyper that she's the last person you'd want to turn to in an emergency

First Known Use of hyper

Adjective

circa 1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hyper

Adjective

short for hyperactive

Prefix

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

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The first known use of hyper was circa 1942

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More Definitions for hyper

hyper

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of hyper

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: very excited, nervous, or active

hyper-

prefix

English Language Learners Definition of hyper- (Entry 2 of 2)

: excessively or extremely

: excessive or extreme

hyper-

prefix

Kids Definition of hyper-

: excessively hypersensitive

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