Definitions for SUPERˈsu pər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

su•perˈsu pər(n.)

  1. a superintendent, esp. of an apartment house.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  2. a supernumerary.

  3. a supervisor.

  4. an article of a superior quality, grade, size, etc.

  5. (in beekeeping) the portion of a hive in which honey is stored.

    Category: Entomology

  6. (adj.)of the highest degree, power, etc.:

    a super council.

  7. of an extreme or excessive degree:

    super haste.

  8. very good; first-rate; excellent.

    Category: Informal

  9. (adv.)very; extremely or excessively:

    super cooperative.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

Origin of super:

1855–65; independent use of super- (construed as an adj. or adv.), or shortening of words prefixed with it

super-

  1. a prefix occurring orig. in loanwords from Latin, with the basic meaning “above, beyond.” Words formed with super- have the following general senses: “to place or be placed above or over” (superimpose), “a thing placed over another” (superstructure), “situated over” (superficial) and, more figuratively, “an individual, thing, or property that exceeds customary norms or levels” (superconductivity; superman), “something larger, more powerful,

    Category: Affix

Origin of super-:

< L super (prep. and v. prefix) above, beyond, in addition, to an esp. high degree; akin to Gk hypér (see hyper -), Skt upari; see over

Princeton's WordNet

  1. superintendent, super(adj)

    a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector

  2. ace, A-one, crack, first-rate, super, tiptop, topnotch, top-notch, tops(p)(adj)

    of the highest quality

    "an ace reporter"; "a crack shot"; "a first-rate golfer"; "a super party"; "played top-notch tennis"; "an athlete in tiptop condition"; "she is absolutely tops"

  3. super(adj)

    including more than a specified category

    "a super experiment"

  4. super(adverb)

    extremely large

    "another super skyscraper"

  5. extremely, exceedingly, super, passing(adverb)

    to an extreme degree

    "extremely cold"; "extremely unpleasant"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. super(adjective)ˈsu pər

    very good

    We had a super time.

  2. super(adverb)ˈsu pər

    extremely

    a super funny man; a super expensive restaurant

Webster Dictionary

  1. Super(noun)

    a contraction of Supernumerary, in sense 2

Freebase

  1. Super

    Super is a 2005 Telugu film written and directed by Puri Jagannadh. The film stars Akkineni Nagarjuna, Ayesha Takia, Sonu Sood, and Anushka Shetty. Soundtrack of the film was composed by Sandeep Chowta. The film was also dubbed into Hindi and was titled Robbery.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SUPER' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2186

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SUPER' in Adjectives Frequency: #736


Translations for SUPER

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

super(adjective)

a slang word for extremely good, nice etc

a super new dress.

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