superincumbent

adjective
su·​per·​in·​cum·​bent | \ ˌsü-pər-in-ˈkəm-bənt How to pronounce superincumbent (audio) \

Definition of superincumbent

: lying or resting and usually exerting pressure on something else

Other Words from superincumbent

superincumbently adverb

First Known Use of superincumbent

1664, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for superincumbent

Latin superincumbent-, superincumbens, present participle of superincumbere to lie on top of, from super- + incumbere to lie down on — more at incumbent

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about superincumbent

Statistics for superincumbent

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for superincumbent

The first known use of superincumbent was in 1664

See more words from the same year

Comments on superincumbent

What made you want to look up superincumbent? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to speak slightingly about or to degrade

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!