Definitions for HYPERˈhaɪ pər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hype*haɪp(v.; n.)hyped, hyp•ing

  1. (v.t.)to stimulate, excite, or agitate (usu. fol. by up).

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  2. to create interest in by flamboyant or dramatic methods; promote or publicize showily.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  3. to intensify or increase, often by questionable methods:

    extra features added to cars to hype profits.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  4. to trick; gull.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  5. (n.)intensive or exaggerated publicity or promotion.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  6. a flamboyant or questionable claim, method, etc., used in advertising or publicity.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  7. a swindle, deception, or trick.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

* Informal..

Origin of hype:

1925–30, Amer.; in sense “to trick, swindle,” of uncert. orig.; subsequent senses perh. by reanalysis as a shortening of hyperbole



  1. a hypodermic needle.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Medicine, Status (usage)

  2. a drug addict.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

* Slang..

Origin of hype:

1920–25; shortening of hypodermic ; cf. hypo1

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hyper(adjective)ˈhaɪ pər

    too full of excitement or nervous energy

    The kids were all hyper after being stuck inside all day.


  1. hyper(Adjective)

    Short for hyperactive


  1. Hyper

    Hyper is a multi-platform Australian video game magazine. Australia's longest running gaming magazine, it has been in publication since 1993, and was released the same month as the better known UK magazine Edge. It is currently edited by David Wildgoose. Hyper's sister magazine is the PC game-oriented PC PowerPlay, also published by Next Media.


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