[ soo-pruh ]
/ ˈsu prə /


above, especially when used in referring to parts of a text.

Nearby words

  1. suppurative nephritis,
  2. suppé,
  3. suppé, franz von,
  4. supr.,
  5. supra,
  6. supra-national,
  7. supra-nationalism,
  8. suprabulge,
  9. supracallosal gyrus,
  10. supracellular

Compare infra.

Origin of supra

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin suprā (preposition) on top of, above, exceeding, (adv.) on top, higher up; akin to super-


a prefix meaning “above, over” (supraorbital) or “beyond the limits of, outside of” (supramolecular; suprasegmental).
Compare super-.

Origin of supra-

see origin at supra

loco supra citato

[ loh-koh soo-prah ki-tah-toh; English loh-koh soo-pruh sahy-tey-toh, si-tah-toh ]
/ ˈloʊ koʊ ˈsu prɑ kɪˈtɑ toʊ; English ˈloʊ koʊ ˈsu prə saɪˈteɪ toʊ, sɪˈtɑ toʊ /

adverb Latin.

ubi supra

[ oo-bee soo-prah; English yoo-bahy soo-pruh, -bee ]
/ ˈu bi ˈsu prɑ; English ˈyu baɪ ˈsu prə, -bi /


See u.s.1.

vide supra

[ wee-de soo-prah; English vahy-dee soo-pruh, vee- ]
/ ˈwi dɛ ˈsu prɑ; English ˈvaɪ di ˈsu prə, ˈvi- /


see above (used especially to refer a reader to parts of a text).

vide ut supra

[ wee-de oo t soo-prah; English vahy-dee uht soo-pruh, vee- ]
/ ˈwi dɛ ʊt ˈsu prɑ; English ˈvaɪ di ʌt ˈsu prə, ˈvi- /


see as (stated) above (used especially to refer a reader to parts of a text). Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for supra

British Dictionary definitions for supra


/ (ˈsuːprə) /


above, esp referring to earlier parts of a book etc

Word Origin for supra

(sense 1) C15: from Latin; related to super-



over, above, beyond, or greater thansupranational; supramolecular

Word Origin for supra-

from Latin suprā above

ubi supra

/ Latin (ˈuːbɪ ˈsuːprɑː) /

where (mentioned or cited) above
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Word Origin and History for supra


word-forming element meaning "above, over, beyond, before," from Latin supra "above, over, before, beyond," in supera (parte), literally "on the upper (side)," from old fem. ablative singular of superus (adj.) "above," related to super "above, over" (see super-).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for supra



Above; over; on top of:supracostal.
Greater than; transcending:supraliminal.

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