a superintendent, especially of an apartment house.
an article of a superior quality, grade, size, etc.
(in beekeeping) the portion of a hive in which honey is stored.
Printing. supercalendered paper.
Television. an additional image superimposed on the original video image: A super of the guest's name is included under the picture when the guest is introduced.
of the highest degree, power, etc.
of an extreme or excessive degree.
Informal. very good; first-rate; excellent.
(of measurement) superficial.
Slang. very; extremely or excessively: super classy; a super large portion of food.
Other definitions for super- (2 of 3)
a prefix occurring originally 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; supersede), “a thing placed over or added to another” (superscript; superstructure; supertax), “situated over” (superficial; superlunary) and, more figuratively, “an individual, thing, or property that exceeds customary norms or levels” (superalloy; superconductivity; superman; superstar), “an individual or thing larger, more powerful, or with wider application than others of its kind” (supercomputer; superhighway; superpower; supertanker), “exceeding the norms or limits of a given class” (superhuman; superplastic), “having the specified property to a great or excessive degree” (supercritical; superfine; supersensitive), “to subject to (a physical process) to an extreme degree or in an unusual way” (supercharge; supercool; supersaturate), “a category that embraces a number of lesser items of the specified kind” (superfamily; supergalaxy), “a chemical compound with a higher proportion than usual of a given constituent” (superphosphate).
Other definitions for super. (3 of 3)
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How to use super in a sentence
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 | THE 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
British Dictionary definitions for super (1 of 2)
informal outstanding; exceptionally fine
petrol with a high octane rating
informal a superintendent or supervisor
Australian and NZ informal superannuation benefits
Australian and NZ informal superphosphate
British informal an enthusiastic expression of approval or assent
British Dictionary definitions for super- (2 of 2)
placed above or over: superscript
of greater size, extent, quality, etc: supermarket
surpassing others; outstanding: superstar
beyond a standard or norm; exceeding or exceedingly: supersonic
indicating that a chemical compound contains a specified element in a higher proportion than usual: superoxide
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