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Dictionary Definition

super adj
1 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" [syn: ace, A-one, crack, first-rate, tiptop, topnotch, tops(p)]
2 including more than a specified category; "a super experiment"
3 extremely large; "another super skyscraper" n : a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector [syn: superintendent] adv : to an extreme degree; "the house was super clean for Mother's visit" [syn: extremely]

User Contributed Dictionary



super from supra.


  • (General): so͞o'pə(r), /ˈsuːpə(r)/, /"su:p@(r)/
  • : /'sju:p@/
  • : /ˈsupɚ/, /"sup@`/
    Rhymes: -uːpə(r)
SOO-per or SU-per


  1. better than average, better than usual; wonderful.







  1. In the context of "informal|Northeastern US": Superintendent of a building.
  2. (beekeeping): An empty box placed above the existing boxes of the beehive in order to allow the colony to expand or store additional honey.
  3. Short form of superannuation, the Australian retirement benefits or pension scheme.
    Jane looked forward to collecting a large super payout when she retired.



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From Latin 'super'





Related to Greek ὑπέρ (hyper), above


super; comparative adjective superior; superlative supremus
  1. above
Used in many compound words.

Extensive Definition

Super may refer to:
  • Super (computer science), a keyword used in Java programming language to invoke inheritance of fields and methods from baseclasses
  • SUPER (software), a free Windows video encoder and player
  • Super key (keyboard button), this is how the "Windows key" or the "Apple logo" of the keyboard is called in some Linux distributions or other OS's
  • .38 Super, a pistol cartridge that fires a .356 inch diameter bullet
  • Teller's "Super" bomb, the idea of a thermonuclear fusion bomb ignited by a smaller fission bomb
  • "Super" is short for Building superintendent, a manager, maintenance or repair person, custodian or janitor, especially in the United States
  • Super Gasoline, indicating composition or octane rating

Popular culture

  • Superman, a superhero from DC Comics
  • "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", a song from the movie Mary Poppins
  • Super Idol, the Greek version of the television series Pop Idol
  • Super (film), a 2005 Telugu film
  • Super Transformation, a more powerful form characters can achieve in the Sonic the Hedgehog video games
  • Mario, A video game character commonly referred to as "Super Mario"
  • Super Saiyan, a more powerful form saiyans can achieve in the Japanese anime "Dragonball Z" and "Dragonball GT" as well the manga "Dragonball"

Companies and organizations

  • Super Deluxe, an online broadband service from Turner Broadcasting
  • SuPer, the Finnish Union of Practical Nurses, Suomen lähi- ja perushoitajaliitto or "SuPer"
  • SUPER (Semantics Utilised for Process management within and between EnteRprises), an integrated project in the European Sixth Framework Program

See also

super in German: Super
super in French: Super
super in Korean: 슈퍼
super in Dutch: Super
super in Japanese: スーパー
super in Finnish: Super

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