superhero

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

Definition of superhero

: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.

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First Known Use of superhero

1899


SUPERHERO Defined for English Language Learners

superhero

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Definition of superhero for English Language Learners

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

  • : a very heroic person


SUPERHERO Defined for Kids

superhero

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

Definition of superhero for Students

:a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers

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