• (British) IPA: /ˈs(j)uːpə(ɹ)/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈs(j)upɚ/

super (not comparable)

  1. Of excellent quality, superfine.
  2. better than average, better than usual; wonderful.
Synonyms Related terms Translations Adverb

super (not comparable)

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

super (plural supers)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, informal) Short for superannuation#English|superannuation.
    Jane looked forward to collecting a large super payout when she retired.
  2. Short for supercomputer#English|supercomputer.
    • 1989, Kai Hwang, ‎Doug DeGroot, Parallel processing for supercomputers and artificial intelligence
      The performances and cost ranges of three classes of commercial supercomputers are given in Table 2.1. The full-scale supers are the most expensive class, represented by Cray, ETA, and Fujitsu systems, for example.
  3. (comics, slang) Short for superhero#English|superhero.
  4. (beekeeping) Short for superhive#English|superhive.
  5. (informal, US) Short for superintendent#English|superintendent, especially, a building's resident manager (sometimes clarified as “building super”).
  6. (neologism) Short for supernaturalist#English|supernaturalist, especially as distinguished from bright.
  7. Short for supernumerary#English|supernumerary; (theatre) specifically, a supernumerary actor.
  8. Short for supertanker#English|supertanker.
    • 1973, Jeffrey Potter, Disaster by Oil (page 46)
      That is a lot of ship, about the the size of big tankers before they grew so rapidly to become supers, mammoths and oilbergs.
  9. Short for supervisor#English|supervisor.

super (supers, present participle supering; past and past participle supered)

  1. (beekeeping) Short for superhive#English|superhive.
    • 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?
  2. (television) Short for superimpose#English|superimpose.
    • 1987, Television Quarterly (volumes 23-24)
      Even running a supered "Re-enactment" caption for a few seconds is poor policy, he feels […]

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