What does Superman mean?

Definitions for Superman
ˈsu pərˌmænSu·per·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. demigod, superman, Ubermenschnoun

    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, Zennoun

    street name for lysergic acid diethylamide

GCIDE

  1. Supermannoun

    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. supermannoun

    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. supermannoun

    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. supermannoun

    (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. Supermannoun

    A strong, tough or resistant man.

    Nietzsche wrote of the coming of the superman.

    Etymology: First published in June 1938.

  5. Supermannoun

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Superman

    Superman is a superhero who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, and debuted in the comic book Action Comics #1 (cover-dated June 1938 and published April 18, 1938). Superman has been adapted to a number of other media which includes radio serials, novels, movies, television shows and theatre. Superman was born on the fictional planet Krypton and was named Kal-El. As a baby, his parents sent him to Earth in a small spaceship moments before Krypton was destroyed in a natural cataclysm. His ship landed in the American countryside, near the fictional town of Smallville. He was found and adopted by farmers Jonathan and Martha Kent, who named him Clark Kent. Clark developed various superhuman abilities, such as incredible strength and impervious skin. His adoptive parents advised him to use his abilities for the benefit of humanity, and he decided to fight crime. To protect his personal life, he changes into a colorful costume and uses the alias "Superman" when fighting crime. Clark resides in the fictional American city of Metropolis, where he works as a journalist for the Daily Planet. Superman's supporting characters include his love interest and fellow journalist Lois Lane, Daily Planet photographer Jimmy Olsen and editor-in-chief Perry White, and his enemies include General Zod, Brainiac, and his archenemy Lex Luthor. Superman is the classic example of the superhero archetype: he wears an outlandish costume, uses a codename, and fights evil with the aid of extraordinary abilities. Although there are earlier characters who arguably fit this definition, it was Superman who popularized the superhero genre and established its conventions. He was the best-selling superhero in American comic books up until the 1980s.

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.

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  1. per nasum

  2. manpurse

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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. Warner Bros.:

    Our hearts go out to the victims of recent terrorist attacks, their families and the communities impacted around the world, rather than yield to terror, we’ve decided to join the film’s fans and move forward with the London premiere of ‘Batman v. Superman’ this evening.

  2. Dave Barry:

    I think Superman should go on the Larry King show and announce that he would come back to life if people in all 50 states wanted him to.

  3. Henry Cavill:

    There's always been that little tete-a-tete with Batman and Superman and there has always been that question by fans - who will win in a fight?

  4. Son Gavin:

    Fred McNeill first best friend. He was Superman.

  5. American Trayvon Bromell:

    I have always had confidence, at the end of the day if you cut our skin, we all bleed red. Nobody is Superman, nobody is superhuman.

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