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What is a basic definition of super?
Super is an adjective that describes something as of the highest power or an extreme degree or as excellent. Super is also used in slang as an adverb meaning very or extremely. Super has several other senses as a noun and an adjective.
If something is super, it is of the highest power, rank, authority, or similar quality or is the most extreme. Unsurprisingly, this sense of super is often used for emphasis in marketing or informal writing.
- Real-life examples: A store might advertise a super sale that is supposedly the biggest one of the year. A lottery might have a super jackpot that is the largest jackpot possible. The National Football League’s biggest and most important game is called the Super Bowl. In the United States, the term Super Tuesday refers to the day when the most states hold presidential primary elections.
- Used in a sentence: Many people are concerned about the influence super PACs have in politics because they don’t have a spending limit.
Informally, super is used to mean something is excellent.
- Used in a sentence: Janet’s work on the project was super and earned her a promotion.
Super is commonly used in slang as an adverb to mean very or extremely.
- Used in a sentence: My sister is so super scared of mice that seeing a cartoon mouse frightens her.
Where does super come from?
The first records of super come from around 1620. It is an independent word that comes from the Latin prefix super-, which means “above,” “beyond,” or “to a very high degree.”
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How is super used in real life?
Super is a common word that is most often used in the slang sense meaning “extremely.”
I was super scared of the Bermuda Triangle as a kid.
— Olivia Puckett (@oliviapuckett) May 15, 2018
all Denny’s are connected by a system of super secret roads called “highways”
— Denny’s (@DennysDiner) July 21, 2019
France: Winner of €72 million Super Jackpot will give €50 million to charity. #nice
— Stefan de Vries (@stefandevries) May 29, 2014
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If someone says that a speaker is super loud, it means that the speaker is very loud.
Example sentences from the Web for super
It was a viral meme using the technology that led her to research the possibility—and discover that it was super easy and completely free.Memers are making deepfakes, and things are getting weird|Karen Hao|August 28, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Ives believes this year in particular will be what he deems a “super cycle,” with roughly 350 million of the company’s 950 million iPhone users due for an upgrade.As Apple stock tops $500, bulls cite these key reasons it could still go higher|Anne Sraders|August 24, 2020|Fortune
It’s super important you understand what’s going on so you can make decisions for the future.Brynne Kennedy could be the first female tech founder to serve in Congress|ehinchliffe|August 24, 2020|Fortune
To grasp why beaten-down value stocks look like the place to be in this super-pricey market, just compare the bargain bank stocks to the high-flying S&P 500.Despite Warren Buffett’s selloff, bank stocks look like great buys in this market|Shawn Tully|August 18, 2020|Fortune
As value shows it can clear that super-low bar, value stocks will deliver strong gains, just as in past recoveries.The champ’s big comeback: Why beaten-down value stocks are poised to thrive|Shawn Tully|August 18, 2020|Fortune
Boys are taught early in life to devalue care, to be hyper-competitive, super-achieving men.
The relationships, and motivations of their chief participants, are as tangled and shady as you expect of the super-rich.The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Further, in the Super Tuesday states of Florida, Texas, and Virginia, Paul is operating at a decided disadvantage.
But Goff called it “insulting” to suggest that he might be running a super PAC for personal gain.
Romneyland is abuzz over the new super PAC—and not in a good way.
Not only did he provide sub-octave and super-octave couplers freely, but he even added a Swell Sub-quint to Great coupler!The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller
This circumstance alone, ought to be strong evidence, even to a skeptic, of its super-human origin.Gospel Philosophy|J. H. Ward
His eyes were sighting along an instrument of his own devising as if he were aiming some super-gun of a great air cruiser.Astounding Stories, May, 1931|Various
Lords not only ought to be gentlefolk, and be fed and waited upon and live in affluent idleness, but super-gentlefolk.
It was more ferocious than the merely brutal glare of a tiger; it was an intentional malignity, super-beastly and sub-human.Overland|John William De Forest