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Definition of "super" []

  • Informal An article or a product of superior size, quality, or grade. (noun)
  • Informal A superintendent in an apartment or office building. (noun)
  • Informal A supernumerary. (noun)
  • Printing A thin starched cotton mesh used to reinforce the spines and covers of books. (noun)
  • Informal Very large, great, or extreme: "yet another super Skyscraper” ( Dylan Thomas). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "super" in a sentence
  • "The International Space Nomenclature Council today adopted the term ‘emplacements de hauts gravité super’ – or ’super high gravity locations’ – as the official replacement name for black holes."
  • "I don't particularly like the term "super tutor", which I hear used more and more by the parents who hire me to work with their children."
  • "Columbia University professor William T. R. Fox coined the term super power in 1944, primarily to describe the British Empire and Commonwealth; a common myth is that the United States assumed “the leadership of the world,” “replacing” the British Empire in 1947 by aiding Greece."