super

adjective
su·​per | \ ˈsü-pər How to pronounce super (audio) \

Definition of super

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1a : 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

super

noun

Definition of super (Entry 2 of 4)

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 [super entry 1] : a superfine grade or extra large size
4 [origin unknown] : a thin loosely woven open-meshed starched cotton fabric used especially for reinforcing books

super

adverb

Definition of super (Entry 3 of 4)

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

super-

prefix

Definition of super- (Entry 4 of 4)

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
2a : situated or placed above, on, or at the top of superlunary specifically : situated on the dorsal side of
b : next above or higher supertonic
3 : having the (specified) ingredient present in a large or unusually large proportion superphosphate
4 : constituting a more inclusive category than that specified superfamily
5 : superior in status, title, or position superpower

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Synonyms & Antonyms for super

Synonyms: Adjective

Synonyms: Adverb

Antonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adverb

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Examples of super in a Sentence

Adjective We had a super time. “Yes, I'd love to come.” “Super! I'll see you later.” Adverb my computer is super slow this morning
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Banks use GreenSky’s technology to provide loans to super-prime and prime consumers, according to the statement. Daniel Taub, Fortune, 15 Sep. 2021 Bombardier’s new Challenger 3500 is attempting to rewrite the rules for the competitive super-midsize category. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 15 Sep. 2021 New research reveals the secret behind some tiny creatures’ super-durable appendages: heavy metal atoms. Corryn Wetzel, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Sep. 2021 Adding the Streaming Weights execution model and a super-simple deployment model puts the company in a class by itself. Karl Freund, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 To bring super-fast internet service to every place currently lacking 25/3 Mbps speeds could cost between $20 billion and $37 billion, according to the study for America’s Communications Association. The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Sep. 2021 The fibers are spun and then baked—the technical term is carbonized—in a series of super-hot furnaces. Adrienne So, Wired, 14 Sep. 2021 That puts books on par with other super-inventions of human civilization, including roads, mills, cement, turbines, glass, and the mathematical concept of zero. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 14 Sep. 2021 An apparent collaboration between rapper Young Thug and Nate Ruess, Jack Antonoff’s erstwhile collaborator in the Grammy-winning group Fun., was teased on Instagram by super-producer Jeff Bhasker on Tuesday. Jem Aswad, Variety, 14 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun After Endeavor was forced to abandon its initial plans to go public in 2019 among widespread skepticism from the investment community, many expected the super-agent to abandon his ambitions. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 15 Sep. 2021 Cerebras Wafer-Scale Engines likely won’t replace Nvidia G.P.U.s, even in data centers, where not everyone needs a two-million-dollar super-brain; there’s room for many kinds of nervous systems, natural and synthetic. Matthew Hutson, The New Yorker, 20 Aug. 2021 Rob, we are led to believe, was exactly this sort of abusive super-chef. Jan Dutkiewicz, The New Republic, 23 July 2021 If that occurs, the acquisition of Texas and OU would result in a 16-team super-conference. Chuck Carlton, Dallas News, 21 July 2021 Won a a 5-0 decision over Algeria's Chouaib Bouloudinats in his Tokyo debut to become the first American super heavyweight to reach the quarterfinals since Jason Estrada in 2004. San Francisco Chronicle, 29 July 2021 This last oil price super cycle will be consistent with climate goals and associated with commitments by large economies to net zero carbon emissions in the medium term. CNN, 8 July 2021 Reigning national champion Vanderbilt and Stanford swept their NCAA super regionals Saturday and became the first teams to lock up spots in the College World Series. Eric Olson, ajc, 13 June 2021 Eddie Murphy conceived the show and provided the voice for lead character Thurgood Stubbs, put-upon super of a low-income housing project. oregonlive, 11 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb The Netflix-style categorization makes Pink Label super-easy to navigate. Jack King, Vulture, 17 Sep. 2021 This super-luxe hotel will set up a 45-minute session for your dog. Los Angeles Times, 17 Sep. 2021 Per their testimonies, its flattering fit is tight but not constricting and in a super-comfortable fabric. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 16 Sep. 2021 Armed with a wealth of knowledge, Garrette explained that the spot treatment contains tranexamic acid, which is a super-powerful antioxidant that has the ability to treat discoloration while slowing down the formation of new dark spots. Essence, 14 Sep. 2021 Although the exact plot of the series is yet to be revealed, it is assumed that the limited series will involve the super-archer Clint Barton, a.k.a., Hawkeye, passing the torch to fellow Marvel Comics character Kate Bishop, played by Steinfeld. Jennifer Yuma, Variety, 13 Sep. 2021 When slicing vegetables and meats, packing ingredients snugly into the feed tube and then pressing lightly with the pusher is the best way to get super-even slices. Cassidy Olsen, Good Housekeeping, 8 Sep. 2021 The embers are flying farther, the super-parched trees and underbrush igniting faster, the fires growing to unparalleled size at unprecedented speed. Julie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Sep. 2021 Flowers in metallic or super-saturated colors instantly bring an arrangement into 2021. Jenny Comita, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of super

Adjective

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adverb

1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for super

Adjective

super-

Adverb

super-

Prefix

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

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17 Sep 2021

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“Super.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/super. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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super

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of super

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: extremely good

super

noun

English Language Learners Definition of super (Entry 2 of 4)

super

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of super (Entry 3 of 4)

: very or extremely

super-

prefix

English Language Learners Definition of super- (Entry 4 of 4)

: bigger, better, or more important than others of the same kind
: superior in position or rank

super

adjective
su·​per | \ ˈsü-pər How to pronounce super (audio) \

Kids Definition of super

1 : very great super strength
2 : very good Mrs. Haver said we did a super job.— Judy Blume, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

super-

prefix

Kids Definition of super-

1 : more than superhuman
2 : extremely : very

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