super

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See also: súper, super-, Super, süper, and souper

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin super (above).

Adjective[edit]

super (not comparable)

  1. Of excellent quality, superfine.
  2. better than average, better than usual; wonderful.
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Adverb[edit]

super (not comparable)

  1. (informal) Very; extremely (used like the prefix super-).
    The party was super awesome.

Etymology 2[edit]

From superintendent

Noun[edit]

super (plural supers)

  1. (informal, Northeastern US) Abbreviation of superintendent in the sense of a building's resident manager, sometimes clarified as "building super".

Etymology 3[edit]

From superannuation

Noun[edit]

super (usually uncountable, plural supers)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, informal, uncountable) Short form of superannuation, the Australian/New Zealand retirement benefits or pension scheme.
    Jane looked forward to collecting a large super payout when she retired.

Etymology 4[edit]

Shortened form of superhive.

Noun[edit]

super (plural supers)

  1. (beekeeping) An empty box placed above the existing boxes of the beehive in order to allow the colony to expand or store additional honey.
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Verb[edit]

super (third-person singular simple present supers, present participle supering, simple past and past participle supered)

  1. (beekeeping) To add or to place a super atop the existing boxes of the beehive.
    • 1917 Dadant, C. P., First Lessons in Beekeeping; revised & rewritten edition, 1968, by M. G. Dadant and J. C. Dadant, p 73:
      The question is: when is the best time to super?

Etymology 5[edit]

Shortened form of superhero.

Noun[edit]

super (plural supers)

  1. (comics, slang) superhero.

Etymology 6[edit]

Shortened form of supernumerary.

Noun[edit]

super (plural supers)

  1. (theater) Someone outside the normal company, but appearing on stage with no lines to speak.
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 2, The Affair at the Novelty Theatre[1]:
      For this scene, a large number of supers are engaged, and in order to further swell the crowd, practically all the available stage hands have to ‘walk on’ dressed in various coloured dominoes, and all wearing masks.

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English, from French, from Latin super

Adjective[edit]

super

  1. (informal) super

Usage notes[edit]

This adjective is inflexible and there is no declension. It's slightly more formal than supr, yet it should never appear in a formal text.

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super

  1. (informal) super

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin super

Preposition[edit]

super

  1. above

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

super (invariable)

  1. superb, great

Adverb[edit]

super

  1. (informal) extremely, very (as an intensifier)
    Il est super beau
    he's very handsome

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super

  1. great, fantastic

Verb[edit]

super

  1. to suck, to sip

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German[edit]

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super (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) super, great, awesome

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Interlingua[edit]

Preposition[edit]

super

  1. about (focused on a given topic)

Italian[edit]

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English

Adjective[edit]

super (invariable)

  1. super

Noun[edit]

super m (invariable)

  1. The best
  2. superphosphate

super f (invariable)

  1. The best grade of petrol

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From *eks-uper, which consists of Proto-Indo-European *eḱs (out of) and Proto-Indo-European *uperi. Cognate to Ancient Greek ὑπέρ (hupér, above) and English over.

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Preposition[edit]

super

  1. above, on
    Cibus super mensam est.
    The food is on the table.
  2. in addition to

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  • Used in many compound words.

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Polish[edit]

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super m, f, n, m pl, f pl, n pl (indeclinable, comparative bardziej super, superlative najbardziej super)

  1. (colloquial) great, excellent

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super (comparative bardziej super, superlative najbardziej super)

  1. (colloquial) excellently

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Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

super

  1. present tense of supa.