[ oo-ber ]


  1. having the specified property to an extreme or excessive degree; very:

    an uber fancy restaurant.


  1. designating a person or thing that exceeds the norms or limits of its kind or class:

    uber intellectuals.




  1. A prefixal use of uber , adverb and adjective, with the basic meaning “over, beyond.” It is added to adjectives and nouns to form compounds ( uberstylish; uberchefs ): a hyphen is sometimes used in new coinages or in any words whose component parts it may be desirable to set off distinctly ( uber-luxe ).


/ ˈuːbə /


  1. indicating the highest, greatest, or most extreme example of something

    America's ubernerd, Bill Gates

    the uber-hip young Bohemians

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Word History and Origins

Origin of uber1

First recorded in 1960–65; originally used in hyphenated compounds; from German
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Word History and Origins

Origin of uber1

C20: from German über over, above
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Example Sentences

It’s hard to say what that transition will mean—whether space travel and its benefits will be democratized across society, or come to be exploited solely by corporations and the uber-wealthy.

From Time

Right now, we want to get the message out on our own bundle and educate them on our uber bundle.

From Digiday

This may turn out to be low, with Tina Charles patrolling the paint and the uber-valuable Natasha Cloud back at point guard after each opted out of the 2020 season.

The quote illustrates how interconnected the welfare of heli-ski guides is with the well-being of their uber-rich clients.

Finishing 14th in the country in defensive efficiency despite playing in the uber-talented Pac-12 is testament to that.

Services like Airbnb, Yelp, and yes, Uber are disrupting long-established industries, from taxis to hotels.

And now Portland, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are all suing Uber for refusing to play by their old regulatory playbooks.

If Uber did actually mislead its customers, it should certainly be held responsible.

Hell, one of the Dixie Chicks even offered to Uber her balls over to the company.

Gawker sneered that Uber is "Ayn Rand's favorite car service."

Heaven knows, but for their strangeness, have you never seen a Cat wash her face?Uber.

It is Deutschland uber Alles; the stars are fighting for the Teuton race.

Erat in monasteriis uber historiarum, genealogiarum et poeseos collectio.

We may take Buhler's "Uber Gedanken" to illustrate the kind of results arrived at by such methods.

In that same region are the mountains of Caspia, which are called Uber in the country.