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su·per·man

 (so͞o′pər-măn′)
n.
1. A man with more than human powers.
2. An ideal superior man who, according to Nietzsche, forgoes transient pleasure, exercises creative power, lives at a level of experience beyond standards of good and evil, and is the goal of human evolution. Also called overman.

[Translation of German Übermensch : über-, super- + Mensch, man.]
Word History: Superman, the all-American 20th-century comic-book hero, takes his name from the term the 19th-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche used for the ideal superior man: Übermensch. The German Übermensch might also have been translated as overman or beyondman, but George Bernard Shaw's play Man and Superman, published in 1903, helped to establish the English term for Nietzsche's concept as superman. Such a term comes to us through a process called loan translation, whereby the semantic components of a word or phrase in one language are translated literally into their equivalents in another language.
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superman

(ˈsuːpəˌmæn)
n, pl -men
1. (Philosophy) (in the philosophy of Nietzsche) an ideal man who through integrity and creativity would rise above good and evil and who represents the goal of human evolution
2. any man of apparently superhuman powers
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

su•per•man

(ˈsu pərˌmæn)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person of extraordinary or superhuman powers.
2. an ideal superior being conceived by Nietzsche as attaining happiness and dominance through creativity and integrity.
[1900–05; translation of German Übermensch]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.superman - a person with great powers and abilitiessuperman - a person with great powers and abilities
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
2.superman - street name for lysergic acid diethylamidesuperman - street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide - a powerful hallucinogenic drug manufactured from lysergic acid
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Translations
nadčlověk
supermand
felsõbbrendû ember
ofurmenni
超人
antžmogis
pārcilvēks
nadčloveksuperman
süpermen

superman

[ˈsuːpəmæn] N (supermen (pl)) → superhombre m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

superman

[ˈsuːpərmæn] nsurhomme m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

superman

n pl <-men> → Übermensch m; Superman (in comics) → Supermann m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

superman

[ˈsuːpəˌmæn] n (-men (pl)) → superuomo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

superman

(ˈsuːpəmӕn) noun
an imagined man of the future with amazing powers. a race of supermen.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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