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adjective su·per \ˈsü-pər\

Definition of super

  1. 1a :  of high grade or qualityb —used as a generalized term of approval <a super cook>

  2. 2 :  very large or powerful <a super atomic bomb>

  3. 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.

Origin and Etymology of super

super-


First Known Use: 1842


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super

noun su·per

Definition of super

  1. 1 [by shortening] a :  supernumerary; especially :  a supernumerary actorb :  superintendent, supervisor; especially :  the superintendent of an apartment building

  2. 2 [short for obsolete superhive] :  a removable upper story of a beehive

  3. 3 [1super] :  a superfine grade or extra large size

  4. 4 [origin unknown] :  a thin loosely woven open-meshed starched cotton fabric used especially for reinforcing books

1838

First Known Use of super

1838


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super

adverb su·per

Definition of super

  1. 1 :  very, extremely <a super fast car>

  2. 2 :  to an excessive degree

Examples of super in a sentence

  1. <my computer is super slow this morning>

Origin and Etymology of super

super-


First Known Use: 1946


super-

prefix su·per

Definition of super-

  1. 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>

  2. 2a :  situated or placed above, on, or at the top of <superlunary>; specifically :  situated on the dorsal side ofb :  next above or higher <supertonic>

  3. 3 :  having the (specified) ingredient present in a large or unusually large proportion <superphosphate>

  4. 4 :  constituting a more inclusive category than that specified <superfamily>

  5. 5 :  superior in status, title, or position <superpower>

  1. superabsorbent

  2. superaccurate

  3. superachiever

  4. superactivity

  5. superaddition

  6. superadministrator

  7. superagent

  8. superambitious

  9. superathlete

  10. superbad

  11. superbank

  12. superbillionaire

  13. superbitch

  14. superboard

  15. superbomb

  16. superbomber

  17. superbright

  18. superbureaucrat

  19. supercabinet

  20. supercarrier

  21. supercautious

  22. supercheap

  23. superchic

  24. superchurch

  25. supercivilization

  26. supercivilized

  27. superclean

  28. superclub

  29. supercolossal

  30. supercomfortable

  31. supercompetent

  32. supercompetitive

  33. superconfident

  34. superconglomerate

  35. superconservative

  36. superconvenient

  37. supercop

  38. supercorporation

  39. supercriminal

  40. supercute

  41. superdeluxe

  42. superdiplomat

  43. supereffective

  44. superefficiency

  45. superefficient

  46. superegoist

  47. superelite

  48. supereminence

  49. supereminent

  50. supereminently

  51. superexpensive

  52. superexpress

  53. superfan

  54. superfarm

  55. superfast

  56. superfirm

  57. superflack

  58. supergood

  59. supergovernment

  60. supergrowth

  61. superharden

  62. superheavy

  63. superheroine

  64. superhit

  65. superhot

  66. superhype

  67. superinsulated

  68. superintellectual

  69. superintelligence

  70. superintelligent

  71. superintensity

  72. superjock

  73. superlarge

  74. superlawyer

  75. superlight

  76. superlobbyist

  77. superlong

  78. superloyalist

  79. superluxurious

  80. superluxury

  81. supermacho

  82. supermajority

  83. supermale

  84. supermasculine

  85. supermassive

  86. supermilitant

  87. supermillionaire

  88. supermind

  89. superminister

  90. supermodern

  91. supernation

  92. supernational

  93. supernutrition

  94. superorganic

  95. superorgasm

  96. superpatriot

  97. superpatriotic

  98. superpatriotism

  99. superperson

  100. superpersonal

  101. superphenomenon

  102. superpimp

  103. superplane

  104. superplayer

  105. superpolite

  106. superport

  107. superpowerful

  108. superpremium

  109. superpro

  110. superprofit

  111. superquality

  112. superrace

  113. superreal

  114. superrealism

  115. superregional

  116. superrich

  117. superroad

  118. superromantic

  119. superromanticism

  120. supersafe

  121. supersale

  122. supersalesman

  123. superscale

  124. superschool

  125. superscout

  126. supersecrecy

  127. supersecret

  128. supersell

  129. superseller

  130. supersensitive

  131. supersensitivity

  132. supersexuality

  133. supersharp

  134. supershow

  135. supersinger

  136. supersize

  137. supersized

  138. supersleuth

  139. superslick

  140. supersmart

  141. supersmooth

  142. supersoft

  143. supersophisticated

  144. superspecial

  145. superspecialist

  146. superspecialization

  147. superspecialized

  148. superspectacle

  149. superspectacular

  150. superspeculation

  151. superspy

  152. superstate

  153. superstation

  154. superstimulate

  155. superstock

  156. superstratum

  157. superstrength

  158. superstrike

  159. superstrong

  160. superstud

  161. supersubtle

  162. supersubtlety

  163. supersurgeon

  164. supersweet

  165. supertanker

  166. superterrific

  167. superthick

  168. superthin

  169. superthriller

  170. supertight

  171. supervirile

  172. supervirtuoso

  173. superwave

  174. superweapon

  175. superwide

  176. 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

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super

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adjective su·per \ˈsü-pər\

Definition of super for English Language Learners

  • : extremely good


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super

adverb su·per

Definition of super for English Language Learners

  • : very or extremely


super-

prefix su·per

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

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adjective su·per \ˈsü-pər\

Definition of super for Students

  1. 1 :  very great <super strength>

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


super-

prefix su·per

Definition of super- for Students

  1. 1 :  more than <superhuman>

  2. 2 :  extremely :  very



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