Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[soo-per-seed] /ˌsu pərˈsid/
verb (used with object), superceded, superceding.
1. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for superceded
Historical Examples
  • Once the study of forms was exhausted, this type of work was bound to be superceded.

    Chinese Painters Raphael Petrucci
  • In this country all this is superceded by Nature's own bountiful hand.

  • In the race of improvement all other inventions and instrumentalities may be superceded.

  • On the whole, the best work on the history of the Roman republic; it has superceded the earlier work of Goldsmith.

    A Manual of Ancient History

    A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
  • Will the hum of trade and industry be hushed in her streets, and be superceded by the fluttering of bats and the hootings of owls?

    The History of Peru Henry S. Beebe
  • Invention had superceded the usefulness of animals in all departments: in the field and the chemistry of food.

    Mizora: A Prophecy Mary E. Bradley
  • All previous editions of this catalogue are superceded by the present one, which should be exclusively used in ordering.

  • The Italy of Giolitti had been superceded, at least so far as militant politics were concerned.

  • The former window-sills had recently been superceded by sills of red Languedoc marble, found in a marble shop.

    The Lesser Bourgeoisie Honore de Balzac
  • In 1756 he was placed at the head of the French forces in Germany, but was superceded by Richelieu through intrigue.

Word Origin and History for superceded



see supersede. Related: Superceded; superceding.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for superceded

Word Value for superceded

Scrabble Words With Friends