- The definition of super is something great, excellent or extreme.
- An example of super is a barber who always knows exactly how you want your hair cut; a super barber.
- An example of super is the largest size of french fries you can order at a fast food restaurant; a super size fries.
- Super is the short form of superintendent, the person in-charge of the operations of a building or apartment house.
An example of super is the person who a renter would call if their heater does not work in their apartment.
- supernumerary (esp. noun)
- superintendent (esp. noun)
- Informal a product of superior grade, extra-large size, etc.: a trade term
- Bookbinding a kind of starched cotton gauze used to reinforce the spine of a book
Origin of superfrom super- as used in numerous eastern; English compound
- Informal outstanding; exceptionally fine
- great, extreme, or excessive
- over, above, on top of: superstructure, superscribe
- higher in rank or position than; superior to: superintendent
- greater in quality, amount, or degree than; surpassing: superfine, superabundant
- greater or better than others of its kind: supermarket
- to a degree greater than normal: supersaturate
- extra, additional: supertax
- Chem. with a large amount of (the specified substance): superphosphate
Origin of super-Classical Latin from super, above from Indo-European an unverified form eksuper (from source Classical Greek hyper) from an unverified form eghs (from source ex-) + an unverified form uper, over
- An article or a product of superior size, quality, or grade.
- a. A superintendent in an apartment or office building.b. A supernumerary.
- Very large, great, or extreme: “yet another super Skyscraper” ( Dylan Thomas )
- Excellent; first-rate: a super party.
Origin of superFrom super-
- Above; over; upon: superimpose.
- Superior, as in size, quality, degree, or ability: superfluid.
- a. Exceeding a norm: supersaturate.b. Extreme or excessive, as in degree or intensity: supersubtle.c. Containing a specified ingredient in an unusually high proportion: superphosphate.
- More inclusive than a specified category: superorder.
Origin of super-Latin from super over, above ; see uper in Indo-European roots.
From Latin super (“above”).
- (informal, Northeastern US) Abbreviation of superintendent in the sense of a building's resident manager, sometimes clarified as "building super".
(usually uncountable, plural supers)
- (beekeeping) An empty box placed above the existing boxes of the beehive in order to allow the colony to expand or store additional honey.
- (beekeeping): nadir
(third-person singular simple present supers, present participle supering, simple past and past participle supered)
- (beekeeping) To add or to place a super atop the existing boxes of the beehive.
Shortened form of superhive.
- (comics, slang) superhero.
Shortened form of superhero.
- (theater) Someone outside the normal company, but appearing on stage with no lines to speak.
Shortened form of supernumerary.