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super-

(word root) above, beyond
Examples of words with the root super-: superimpose, supersede, supernatural

su·per

 (so͞o′pər) Informal
n.
1. An article or a product of superior size, quality, or grade.
2.
a. A superintendent in an apartment or office building.
b. A supernumerary.
adj.
1. Very large, great, or extreme: "yet another super Skyscraper" (Dylan Thomas).
2. Excellent; first-rate: a super party.
adv.
Especially; extremely: a super accurate missile; was super careful.

[From super-.]

super

(ˈsuːpə)
adj
informal outstanding; exceptionally fine
n
1. (Automotive Engineering) petrol with a high octane rating
2. informal a superintendent or supervisor
3. (Insurance) informal Austral and NZ superannuation benefits
4. (Elements & Compounds) informal Austral and NZ superphosphate
interj
informal Brit an enthusiastic expression of approval or assent
[from Latin: above]

su•per

(ˈsu pər)

n.
1. a superintendent, esp. of an apartment house.
2. a supernumerary.
3. a supervisor.
4. an article of a superior quality, grade, size, etc.
5. (in beekeeping) the portion of a hive in which honey is stored.
adj.
6. of the highest degree, power, etc.: a super council.
7. of an extreme or excessive degree: super haste.
8. very good; first-rate; excellent.
adv.
9. very; extremely or excessively: super cooperative.
[1855–65; independent use of super- (construed as an adj. or adv.), or shortening of words prefixed with it]

super-

a prefix occurring orig. in loanwords from Latin, with the basic meaning “above, beyond.” Words formed with super- have the following general senses: “to place or be placed above or over” (superimpose), “a thing placed over another” (superstructure), “situated over” (superficial) and, more figuratively, “an individual, thing, or property that exceeds customary norms or levels” (superconductivity; superman), “something larger, more powerful, or with wider application than others of its kind” (supercomputer; superhighway), “exceeding norms or limits” (superhuman), “having the specified property to a great or excessive degree” (supercritical; superfine), “to subject to (a physical process) to an extreme degree” (supercharge; supercool), “a category that embraces a number of lesser items of the specified kind” (superfamily), “a chemical compound with a higher proportion than usual of a given constituent” (superphosphate).
[< Latin super (preposition and v. prefix) above, beyond, in addition, to an especially high degree; akin to Greek hypér (see hyper-), Skt upari; see over]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.super - a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector
caretaker - a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person)
Adj.1.super - of the highest qualitysuper - 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"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"
2.super - including more than a specified category; "a super experiment"
comprehensive - including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education"
3.super - extremely large; "another super skyscraper"
big, large - above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a large city"; "set out for the big city"; "a large sum"; "a big (or large) barn"; "a large family"; "big businesses"; "a big expenditure"; "a large number of newspapers"; "a big group of scientists"; "large areas of the world"
Adv.1.super - to an extreme degree; "extremely cold"; "extremely unpleasant"

super

adjective (Informal) excellent, wonderful, marvellous, mean (slang), topping (Brit. slang), cracking (Brit. informal), crucial (slang), outstanding, smashing (informal), superb, magnificent, glorious, terrific (informal), sensational (informal), mega (slang), sovereign, awesome (slang), def (slang), top-notch (informal), brill (informal), incomparable, out of this world (informal), peerless, matchless, boffo (slang), jim-dandy (slang), chillin' (U.S. slang) We had a super time.

super

adjectiveadverb
Informal. Too much:
Translations
مُـمْتَازٌ جِداًمُمْتاز، رائِع
extraskvělý
super
erinomainen
super
frábært, æîislegt
すばらしい
최고급의
ekstrasuper
odličen
toppen
ดีเยี่ยม
tuyệt vời

super

[ˈsuːpəʳ]
A. ADJ (esp Brit) → bárbaro, estupendo (Sp), tremendo, macanudo (LAm), regio (S. Cone) , chévere (Ven)
we had a super timelo pasamos la mar de bien or (S. Cone) regio
that's a super ideaes una idea estupenda
that would be supersería estupendo
B. CPD Super Bowl N (US) (Sport) supercopa de fútbol americano

super

[ˈsuːpər]
adj (British) (old-fashioned) (= great) → formidable
adv (= extremely) → super
to be super slim → être super mince
to be super fit → être super affûté(e) physiquement

super

:
superbug
n (inf) gegen Antibiotika resistenter Krankheitserreger, → Superbazillus m (inf)
supercargo
n pl <-es> → Frachtaufseher m
supercharged
adj gasvorverdichtet; engineaufgeladen; (fig) atmospheregereizt
supercharger
nLader m

super

:
supercomputer
nSupercomputer m
superconductor
n (Phys, Tech) → Supraleiter m
supercool
super-duper
adj (hum inf)ganz toll (inf)
super-duty
adj (Tech) → Höchstleistungs-, für höchste Beanspruchung
superego
nÜberich nt

super

:
superglue
supergrass
n (Brit inf: = informant) → Kronzeuge m (inf), → Kronzeugin f (inf), → Topinformant(in) m(f)
supergroup
n (Mus) → Supergruppe f
superheat
superheavyweight (Boxing)
n
(= weight category)Superschwergewicht nt
(= boxer)Superschwergewichtler(in) m(f)
adjSuperschwergewichts-
superhero
nSuperheld m
superhighway
n (US) → ˜ Autobahn f; the information superdie Datenautobahn
superhuman

super

1
adj (dated esp Brit inf) → fantastisch, phantastisch, sagenhaft, klasse inv (inf); super!Klasse! (inf); we had a super timees war große Klasse (inf)or fantastisch or phantastisch or sagenhaft

super

2
n
(inf) abbr of superintendentAufseher(in) m(f); (of police)˜ Kommissar(in) m(f)
(Theat, Film) abbr of supernumeraryStatist(in) m(f)

super

[ˈsuːpəʳ] adj (fam) → fantastico/a, splendido/a
we had a super time → ci siamo divertiti da morire

super1

(ˈsuːpə) adjective
a slang word for extremely good, nice etc. a super new dress.

super

مُـمْتَازٌ جِداً skvělý super super εξαιρετικός súper erinomainen super super fantastico すばらしい 최고급의 super super wspaniały bacana, fixe превосходный toppen ดีเยี่ยม süper tuyệt vời 超级的
References in classic literature ?
Besides, she walked on at various theatres where they wanted supers and earned by this when in work from sixteen shillings to a guinea a week.
They reached the stage and pushed through the crowd of gentlemen, scene-shifters, supers and chorus-girls, Raoul leading the way, feeling that his heart no longer belonged to him, his face set with passion, while Count Philippe followed him with difficulty and continued to smile.
Just then there was a whistle in the air; nearer and nearer, faster and louder, louder and faster, a cannon ball, as if it had not finished saying what was necessary, thudded into the ground near the shed with super human force, throwing up a mass of earth.
For the last inconvenience, that men will counsel, with an eye to themselves; certainly, non inveniet fidem super terram is meant, of the nature of times, and not of all particular persons.
I have several .38 Supers from different manufacturers and custom gunsmiths, however I've always wanted, please don't ask me to explain why, a nickel-plated Colt .38 Super fitted with real mother-of-pearl grips.
IT USED TO BE SUPERS ONLY HAD TO BUILD A QUALITY HOUSE AND DELIVER IT ON TIME.
One problem facing the wives of supers in luxury Manhattan buildings, Glick notes, is that they become very lonely people because they cannot mingle with the residents of the buildings where they live.
Almost one in three Australians aged 18-65 would prefer to find $200 in cash than $2,000 in lost super.
Organised by Super Sports Event Management services on behalf of Tennis Emirates, the Al Wasl A side only dropped two matches to cruise past their B team 4-2.
An investigation into local toll issues led to the discovery that tolls will be the funding mechanism for the larger Trans Texas Corridor (TTC), a segment of the massive NAFTA Super Highway.
Milena Muzquiz and Martiniano Lopez-Crozet, aka Los Super Elegantes, are crashing the VIP opening of the Warhol retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
"super Slow" training calls for lifting a weight over the course of five to 10 seconds and lowering it again in the same amount of time.