Definitions of super

  1. to an extreme degree; " the house was super clean for Mother's visit"
  2. a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector
  3. including more than a specified category; " a super experiment"
  4. extremely large; " another super skyscraper"
  5. of the highest quality; " an ace reporter"; " a crack shot"; " a first- rate golfer"; " a super party"; " played top- notch tennis"; " an athlete in tiptop condition"; " she is absolutely tops"
  6. A contraction of Supernumerary, in sense 2.
  7. A prefix signifying above, over, beyond, and hence often denoting in a superior position, in excess, over and above, in addition, exceedingly; as in superimpose, supersede, supernatural, superabundance.
  8. A prefix formerly much used to denote that the ingredient to the name of which it was prefixed was present in a large, or unusually large, proportion as compared with the other ingredients; as in calcium superphosphate. It has been superseded by per-, bi-, di-, acid, etc. ( as peroxide, bicarbonate, disulphide, and acid sulphate), which retain the old meanings of super-, but with sharper definition. Cf. Acid, a., Bi-, Di-, and Per-.
  9. A prefix to words of Latin derivation, signifying in excess, above, superior, or in the upper part of; often the same as supra; it corresponds to the Greek prefix hyper-.
  10. Above; over; beyond. ( 1) Above in position; as, superscription. ( 2) Above in degree or amount; excessive; as, superabundant.
  11. A prefix signifying " above"; over; in excess; super has sometimes the French form sur.

Usage examples for super

  1. I mean, well, suppose you were an actor- manager, you wouldn't like to be called a super, would you? – The Gem Collector by P. G. Wodehouse
  2. These super- bright young men with their sharp blue eyes. – We’re Civilized! by Mark Clifton and Alex Apostolides
  3. A colonial governor is a super- Parliamentary authority, animated by a wisdom which is probably in quantity considerable, and is different from that of the local Parliament, even if not above it. – The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot
  4. Here, then was the Intellect that ruled the tribe, the super- termite, the master mind of the mound! – The Raid on the Termites by Paul Ernst
  5. With an almost super- human strength he writhed beneath me from the bed, and we fell together with a full but heavy crash upon the floor. – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  6. It would be unfair and untrue to call this new system a super- state, for it is nothing of the sort; but it would be in a sense untrue also to say that this new system is merely a development of the Covenant itself; it is the sort of change that one might call a development if it had taken two or three generations or a century to bring it about; but not properly to be called a development when it all comes at once. – The Geneva Protocol by David Hunter Miller
  7. Why this colony is turning into a glorified, super- refined Birdie's Rest for old men. – Martyr by Alan Edward Nourse
  8. But of all this, of course, neither Mr. Merrill nor his super had any idea. – The Border Boys Across the Frontier by Fremont B. Deering
  9. This spirit wages the last campaign of reaction against the spirit of illumination which passed into this century from the last, and also against the super- national ideas of French revolutionary romanticism and of English and American insipidity in the reconstruction of state and society. – Human, All-Too-Human, Part II by Friedrich Nietzsche
  10. Air Guardsmen who had witnessed the flying game of tag between these two super- air machines had told of it through the press and over the radio. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  11. The hollow becomes filled with water, which is slowly more and more charged with the salts brought down, till saturated; then super- saturated, so that the salts become precipitated, or perhaps crystallised out, maybe by the presence of more or other salts, or by a change in temperature. – The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones by John Mastin
  12. After years of research, medical science has now developed Super- anti- gerasone! – The Big Trip Up Yonder by Kurt Vonnegut
  13. That her dear chum should be working against her higher voice, her super- self, troubled her. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  14. I felt myself a super- man. – The Coming of the Ice by G. Peyton Wertenbaker
  15. She had had talking dolls before, and dolls that closed their eyes; she recognized this one, indeed, as a sort of super- doll, but her little mind was modern, too, and set no limits on what might be accomplished. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  16. Those who are philosophically inclined may suspect that some of this super- excellence lay in the keen appetites of the men. – Ungava by R.M. Ballantyne
  17. Eventually you will shoot consistently in the four hundreds; and that is about as far as you will go unless you devote yourself to the target game, and confine yourself to its lighter tackle and the super refinements of its delicate technique. – Hunting with the Bow and Arrow by Saxton Pope
  18. " You're super," said Steve. – Man to Man by Jackson Gregory
  19. Safe, tested Super- anti- gerasone costs you only a few dollars a day. – The Big Trip Up Yonder by Kurt Vonnegut
  20. Perhaps, in that super- mundane region, we may be amused with seeing the fallacy of our own guesses, and even the nothingness of those labors which have filled and agitated our own time here. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson