Super meaning

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An article or a product of superior size, quality, or grade.
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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.

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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.

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Excellent; first-rate.

A super party.

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Very large, great, or extreme.
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Great, extreme, or excessive.
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(informal) Very, extremely, or excessively.
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(bookbinding) To reinforce with super.
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Especially; extremely.

A super accurate missile; was super careful.

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(bookbinding) A kind of starched cotton gauze used to reinforce the spine of a book.
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(informal) Outstanding; exceptionally fine.
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Above; over; upon.

Superimpose.

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Superior, as in size, quality, degree, or ability.

Superfluid.

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More inclusive than a specified category.

Superorder.

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(informal) A product of superior grade, extra-large size, etc.: a trade term.
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Superfine.
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Superior.
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Over, above, on top of.

Superstructure, superscribe.

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Higher in rank or position than; superior to.

Superintendent.

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To a degree greater than normal.

Supersaturate.

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Extra, additional.

Supertax.

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(chem.) With a large amount of (the specified substance)

Superphosphate.

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Of excellent quality, superfine.
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Better than average, better than usual; wonderful.
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(informal) Very; extremely (used like the prefix super-).

The party was super awesome.

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(informal, Northeastern US) Abbreviation of superintendent in the sense of a building's resident manager, sometimes clarified as "building super".
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(Australia, New Zealand, informal, uncountable) Short form of superannuation, the Australian/New Zealand retirement benefits or pension scheme.

Jane looked forward to collecting a large super payout when she retired.

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(beekeeping) An empty box placed above the existing boxes of the beehive in order to allow the colony to expand or store additional honey.
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(beekeeping) To add or to place a super atop the existing boxes of the beehive.
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(comics, slang) Superhero.
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(theater) Someone outside the normal company, but appearing on stage with no lines to speak.
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Origin of super

  • L < super, above < IE *eksuper (> Gr hyper) < *eghs (> ex-) + *uper, over

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Latin from super over, above uper in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From super–

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin super (“above”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortened form of supernumerary.

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortened form of superhive.

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortened form of superhero.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Wiktionary

  • From superannuation

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