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super

adjective su·per \ ˈsü-pər \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of super

1 a :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

Examples of super in a Sentence

  1. We had a super time.

  2. “Yes, I'd love to come.” “Super! I'll see you later.”

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Origin and Etymology of super

super-


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super

noun

Definition of super

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

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First Known Use of super

1838


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super

adverb

Definition of super

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

Examples of super in a Sentence

  1. my computer is super slow this morning

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Origin and Etymology of super

super-


super-

prefix

Definition of super-

1 a (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 a :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
  • superabsorbent
  • superaccurate
  • superachiever
  • superactivity
  • superaddition
  • superadministrator
  • superagent
  • superambitious
  • superathlete
  • superbad
  • superbank
  • superbillionaire
  • superbitch
  • superboard
  • superbomb
  • superbomber
  • superbright
  • superbureaucrat
  • supercabinet
  • supercarrier
  • supercautious
  • supercheap
  • superchic
  • superchurch
  • supercivilization
  • supercivilized
  • superclean
  • superclub
  • supercolossal
  • supercomfortable
  • supercompetent
  • supercompetitive
  • superconfident
  • superconglomerate
  • superconservative
  • superconvenient
  • supercop
  • supercorporation
  • supercriminal
  • supercute
  • superdeluxe
  • superdiplomat
  • supereffective
  • superefficiency
  • superefficient
  • superegoist
  • superelite
  • supereminence
  • supereminent
  • supereminently
  • superexpensive
  • superexpress
  • superfan
  • superfarm
  • superfast
  • superfirm
  • superflack
  • supergood
  • supergovernment
  • supergrowth
  • superharden
  • superheavy
  • superhit
  • superhot
  • superhype
  • superinsulated
  • superintellectual
  • superintelligence
  • superintelligent
  • superintensity
  • superjock
  • superlarge
  • superlawyer
  • superlight
  • superlobbyist
  • superlong
  • superloyalist
  • superluxurious
  • superluxury
  • supermacho
  • supermale
  • supermasculine
  • supermassive
  • supermilitant
  • supermillionaire
  • supermind
  • superminister
  • supermodern
  • supernation
  • supernational
  • supernutrition
  • superorganic
  • superorgasm
  • superpatriot
  • superpatriotic
  • superpatriotism
  • superperson
  • superpersonal
  • superphenomenon
  • superpimp
  • superplane
  • superplayer
  • superpolite
  • superport
  • superpowerful
  • superpremium
  • superpro
  • superprofit
  • superquality
  • superrace
  • superreal
  • superrealism
  • superregional
  • superrich
  • superroad
  • superromantic
  • superromanticism
  • supersafe
  • supersale
  • supersalesman
  • superscale
  • superschool
  • superscout
  • supersecrecy
  • supersecret
  • supersell
  • superseller
  • supersensitive
  • supersensitivity
  • supersexuality
  • supersharp
  • supershow
  • supersinger
  • supersize
  • supersized
  • supersleuth
  • superslick
  • supersmart
  • supersmooth
  • supersoft
  • supersophisticated
  • superspecial
  • superspecialist
  • superspecialization
  • superspecialized
  • superspectacle
  • superspectacular
  • superspeculation
  • superspy
  • superstate
  • superstation
  • superstimulate
  • superstock
  • superstratum
  • superstrength
  • superstrike
  • superstrong
  • superstud
  • supersubtle
  • supersubtlety
  • supersurgeon
  • supersweet
  • supertanker
  • superterrific
  • superthick
  • superthin
  • superthriller
  • supertight
  • supervirile
  • supervirtuoso
  • superwave
  • superweapon
  • superwide
  • superwife

Origin and Etymology of super-

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


SUPER Defined for English Language Learners

super

adjective

Definition of super for English Language Learners

  • : extremely good


super

adverb

Definition of super for English Language Learners

  • : very or extremely


super-

prefix

Definition of super- for English Language Learners

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

  • : superior in position or rank


SUPER Defined for Kids

super

adjective su·per \ ˈsü-pər \

Definition of super for Students

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

Definition of super- for Students

1 :more than
  • superhuman
2 :extremely :very


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