What does Superman mean?

Definitions for Superman
ˈsu pərˌmænSu·per·man

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Superman.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. demigod, superman, Ubermensch(noun)

    a person with great powers and abilities

  2. acid, back breaker, battery-acid, dose, dot, Elvis, loony toons, Lucy in the sky with diamonds, pane, superman, window pane, Zen(noun)

    street name for lysergic acid diethylamide

GCIDE

  1. Superman(n.)

    a fictional character of cartoons, movies and television, with superhuman powers such as great strength, the ability to fly, and x-ray vision. In the cartoon tale, he was born on the planet Krypton and sent by his parents into space before it exploded, and landed on earth, where he fights for "truth, justice, and the American way". He works incognito as a reporter at the Daily Planet, and is constantly trying to avoid the uncovering of his secret identity by a co-worker, Lois Lane.

Wiktionary

  1. superman(Noun)

    An imagined superior type of human being representing a new stage of human development; übermensch.

    Nietzsche wrote of the coming of the superman.

    Etymology: First published in June 1938.

  2. superman(Noun)

    A person of extraordinary or seemingly superhuman powers.

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

    Etymology: First published in June 1938.

  3. superman(Noun)

    (plural supermans) A motorcycling stunt in which the rider releases both hands from the handlebars in mid-air.

    Etymology: First published in June 1938.

  4. Superman(Noun)

    A strong, tough or resistant man.

    Nietzsche wrote of the coming of the superman.

    Etymology: First published in June 1938.

  5. Superman(ProperNoun)

    A fictional superhero of DC Comics whose superpowers usually include the ability to fly, super strength, and extreme speed.

    Etymology: First published in June 1938.

Freebase

  1. Superman

    Superman is an American fictional character, a comic book superhero who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. He is widely considered a national cultural icon in the United States and the Western World. Superman was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, high school students living in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1933; the character was sold to Detective Comics, Inc. in 1938. Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 and subsequently appeared in various radio serials, television programs, films, newspaper strips, and video games. With the success of his adventures, Superman helped to create the superhero genre and establish its primacy within the American comic book. Superman's appearance is distinctive and iconic. He usually wears a blue costume, red cape, and stylized red-and-yellow "S" shield on his chest. This shield is used in a myriad of media to symbolize the character. The origin story of Superman relates that he was born Kal-El on the planet Krypton, before being rocketed to Earth as an infant by his scientist father Jor-El, moments before Krypton's destruction. Discovered and adopted by a Kansas farmer and his wife, the child is raised as Clark Kent and imbued with a strong moral compass. Very early he started to display superhuman abilities, which upon reaching maturity, he resolved to use for the benefit of humanity. Superman resides and operates in the fictional American city of Metropolis. As Clark Kent, he is a journalist for a Metropolis newspaper called the Daily Planet.

Anagrams for Superman »

  1. per nasum

  2. manpurse

How to pronounce Superman?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Superman in sign language?

  1. superman

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Superman in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Superman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Superman in a Sentence

  1. Henry Cavill:

    We're seeing the guy making mistakes, we're seeing the guy having emotional reactions to stuff, when we get into those final development stages of Superman, then you'll start to see my stamp on the character.

  2. Jonathan Reiner:

    Just because he's tested frequently --( it) isn't a Superman cape. He can get the virus.

  3. Sandy Sagitto:

    Wow, we have headed into the Superman realm. You have the x-ray vision.

  4. Doug French:

    We've seen the needle move from flawlessness in the '50s to absolute helplessness in the '90s and now we kind of want the needle to come back down the center where it should be, we're not Superman, but we're not idiots either.

  5. Tony Sayegh:

    Among the more damaging is that it reveals another example of how hollow the ‘war on women’ argument is when coming from the Hillary camp, disabling that most favorite of perennial liberal ad hominem attacks is the equivalent of taking Superman's ability to leap tall buildings away, for both Anthony Weiner and Bill Clinton, their sexual misconduct went well beyond the realm of a ‘boys will be boys’ defense.And it was Hillary and Huma to the rescue all in the name personal advancement.That is not a story Hillary wants out there, especially through a more popular medium that has the ability to reach a broader audience.

Images & Illustrations of Superman

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