noun, plural su·per·men.
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Long is a superman of sorts, the result of a genetic experiment that lets him live for hundreds of years.Artificial general intelligence: Are we close, and does it even make sense to try?|Will Heaven|October 15, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Ashtain Rothchild, a New York City-based trainer who also works with fitness startup Mirror, recommends activities including glute bridges, bent-over rows, and banded superman pulls.It’s time to add video games to your workout routine|John Kennedy|September 30, 2020|Popular Science
Can you imagine Superman being handed over to a writer just a notch above amateur?
What this essentially means is that superman-wannabe white people do not see my people as their equal.Dear White People: Well-Meaning Paternalism Is Still Racist|Chloé Valdary|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That all-American iconography has always been so potent in the Superman myth.Christopher Nolan Uncut: On ‘Interstellar,’ Ben Affleck’s Batman, and the Future of Mankind|Marlow Stern|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When she joins Batman and Superman in the Justice Society of America, she does so as secretary.
Marston wrote that Wonder Woman needed “all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.”
I dreamed for you a triumphal march of powerful harmonies, a genius, a superman, such as only you deserve.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
To-day the Kaiser claims to have won the victory of "a superman."The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon|Newell Dwight Hillis
These lashes are the vision of the superman, of the one who rightfully possesses strength, happiness, and liberty.Contemporary Russian Novelists|Serge Persky
It is not beyond the imagination to believe that your Mekstrom Superman might live three times our frail four-score and ten.
And then it came to me that what I really wanted second of all was to possess a body of Mekstrom Flesh, to be a physical superman.
British Dictionary definitions for superman
noun plural -men
Cultural definitions for superman (1 of 2)
A seemingly immortal, superhuman comic-strip character created in the late 1930s, who hides his powers beneath the persona of Clark Kent, a mild-mannered newspaper reporter. Only when there is a threat of danger — often to his fellow reporter and secret love, Lois Lane — does Clark transform himself into the caped hero with x-ray vision.
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Cultural definitions for superman (2 of 2)
An ideal of humanity found in Thus Spake Zarathustra, by Friedrich Nietzsche. The Superman, or Overman (the German is Übermensch), is the single goal of all human striving, for which people must be willing to sacrifice all. It is doubtful that Nietzsche thought of the Overman as an individual person.