Superman meaning

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A man with more than human powers.
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An ideal superior man who, according to Nietzsche, forgoes transient pleasure, exercises creative power, lives at a level of experience beyond standards of good and evil, and is the goal of human evolution.
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(chiefly philosophy) An imagined superior type of human being representing a new stage of human development; übermensch.

Nietzsche wrote of the coming of the superman.

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In the philosophy of Nietzsche, an idealized superior, dominating human being, regarded as the goal of the evolutionary struggle for survival.
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A man having apparently superhuman powers.
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A person of extraordinary or seemingly superhuman powers.

He worked like a superman, to single-handedly complete the project on time.

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(plural supermans) A motorcycling stunt in which the rider releases both hands from the handlebars in mid-air.
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A fictional superhero of DC Comics whose superpowers usually include the ability to fly, super strength, and extreme speed.
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Origin of superman

  • Translation of German Übermensch über- super- Mensch man

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

  • A calque of German Ãœbermensch; super- +"Ž man. Compare overman. The sense of "person of extraordinary powers" was reinforced by the character Superman.

    From Wiktionary

  • First published in June 1938.

    From Wiktionary