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Webster 1913 Edition


Super

Su′per

,
Noun.
A contraction of
Supernumerary
, in sense 2.
[Theatrical Cant]

Webster 1828 Edition


Super

SUPER

, a Latin preposition, Gr. signifies above, over, excess. It is much used in composition.

Definition 2021


Super

Super

See also: super, souper, súper, süper, super-, and supèr-

German

Noun

Super n

  1. petrol with high octane number

super

super

See also: souper, Super, súper, süper, super-, and supèr-

English

Adjective

super (not comparable)

  1. Of excellent quality, superfine.
  2. better than average, better than usual; wonderful.
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Adverb

super (not comparable)

  1. (informal) Very; extremely (used like the prefix super-).
    The party was super awesome.

Etymology 2

From superintendent

Noun

super (plural supers)

  1. (informal, US) Abbreviation of superintendent in the sense of a building's resident manager, sometimes clarified as "building super".

Etymology 3

From superannuation

Noun

super (usually uncountable, plural supers)

  1. (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.

Etymology 4

Shortened form of superhive.

Noun

super (plural supers)

  1. (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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Verb

super (third-person singular simple present supers, present participle supering, simple past and past participle supered)

  1. (beekeeping) To add or to place a super atop the existing boxes of the beehive.
    • 1917 Dadant, C. P., First Lessons in Beekeeping; revised & rewritten edition, 1968, by M. G. Dadant and J. C. Dadant, p 73:
      The question is: when is the best time to super?

Etymology 5

Shortened form of superhero.

Noun

super (plural supers)

  1. (comics, slang) superhero.
    • For usage examples of this term, see Citations:super.

Etymology 6

Shortened form of supernumerary.

Noun

super (plural supers)

  1. (theater) Someone outside the normal company, but appearing on stage with no lines to speak.
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 2, in The Affair at the Novelty Theatre:
      For this scene, a large number of supers are engaged, and in order to further swell the crowd, practically all the available stage hands have to ‘walk on’ dressed in various coloured dominoes, and all wearing masks.

Etymology 7

Shortened form of supernatural.

Noun

super (plural supers)

  1. A person who has supernatural beliefs, distinguished from a bright.

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Czech

Etymology

From English, from French, from Latin super

Adjective

super

  1. (informal) super
    • Můj brácha si koupil super auto, to musíš vidět!
      Ten výlet byl prostě super!

Usage notes

This adjective is (unlike the typical Czech adjective) inflexible and there is no declension. It's slightly more formal than supr, yet it should never appear in a formal text (there you shoud use skvělý, vynikající and similar instead).

Synonyms

Interjection

super

  1. (informal) super

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Danish

Adverb

super

  1. (informal) very

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Esperanto

Etymology

From Latin super

Pronunciation

Preposition

super

  1. above

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French

Adjective

super m, f (invariable)

  1. superb, great

Adverb

super

  1. (informal) extremely, very (as an intensifier)
    Il est super beau
    he's very handsome

Synonyms

Interjection

super

  1. great, fantastic

Verb

super

  1. to suck, to sip

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German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈzuːpɐ/

Adjective

super (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) super, great, awesome

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Interlingua

Preposition

super

  1. about (focused on a given topic)

Italian

Etymology

English

Adjective

super (invariable)

  1. super

Noun

super m (invariable)

  1. The best
  2. superphosphate

super f (invariable)

  1. The best grade of petrol

Anagrams


Latin

Etymology

From *eks-uper, which consists of Proto-Indo-European *eḱs (out of) (Latin ex) and *uperi. Former from *h₁eǵʰs, latter cognate to Ancient Greek ὑπέρ (hupér, above) and Proto-Germanic *uber (English over).

Pronunciation

Preposition

super (+ accusative or ablative)

  1. accusative [of place] above, on the top of, upon
    Cibus super mensam est.
    The food is on the table.
  2. accusative [of place] above, beyond
    • (la, Jerome, Vulgate, Genesis, 1, 2)
  3. accusative [of measure] above, beyond, over, in addition to
  4. "accusative" cover over protectively

Quotations

  • For usage examples of this term, see Citations:super.

Usage notes

  • With the ablative super means 'concerning'.
  • Used in many compound words, see super-.

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Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsu.pɛr/

Adjective

super (indeclinable, comparative bardziej super, superlative najbardziej super)

  1. (colloquial) great, excellent

Adverb

super (comparative bardziej super, superlative najbardziej super)

  1. (colloquial) excellently

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Portuguese

Adjective

super (invariable, comparable)

  1. (intensifier) very, excessively, exceedingly
    super legal - very nice

Spanish

Adjective

super (invariable)

  1. (intensifier) very, mega

Swedish

Verb

super

  1. present tense of supa.