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Definitions of super

  1. Above; over; beyond. (1) Above in position; as, superscription. (2) Above in degree or amount; excessive; as, superabundant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. including more than a specified category; "a super experiment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. extremely large; "another super skyscraper" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. A contraction of Supernumerary, in sense 2. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. 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 It has been superseded by per-, bi-, di-, acid, etc.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-. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. A prefix signifying "above"; over; in excess; super has sometimes the French form sur. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for super

  1. Why this colony is turning into a glorified, super refined Birdie's Rest for old men. – Martyr by Alan Edward Nourse
  2. I felt myself a super man. – The Coming of the Ice by G. Peyton Wertenbaker
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