superman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n superman street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
    • n superman a person with great powers and abilities
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Superman The Escape rollercoaster, located in California at Six Flags Magic Mountain, goes from 0 to 100 miles per hour in only 7 seconds
    • Superman a fictional character of cartoons, movies and television, with superhuman powers such as great strength, the ability to fly, and x-ray vision. In the cartoon tale, he was born on the planet Krypton and sent by his parents into space before it exploded, and landed on earth, where he fights for "truth, justice, and the American way". He works incognito as a reporter at the Daily Planet, and is constantly trying to avoid the uncovering of his secret identity by a co-worker, Lois Lane.
    • Superman same as Overman, above.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In every episode of Seinfeld there is a Superman somewhere.
    • n superman An imaginary superior being, the product of human evolution: conceived and vaguely characterized by Nietzsche: also used in a general sense. See the second extract.
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Quotations

  • Israel Zangwill
    Israel Zangwill
    “No... the real American has not yet arrived. He is only in the Crucible, I tell you -- he will be the fusion of all races, perhaps the coming superman.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “I teach you the Superman. Man is something that should be overcome.”

Usage

In literature:

You and your staff have quite literally created a superman.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
This superman, this leader of society and Wall Street, could never find time to visit so obscure a spot.
"The Cricket" by Marjorie Cooke
What we know of our great leaders in the current age should disparage the idea that only a superman may scale the heights.
"The Armed Forces Officer" by U. S. Department of Defense
He certainly was no superman himself to breathe on her plane and mate that incarnate will.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Now the young superman of the forest summoned all his faculties.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
He, and not the beefy brute or the intellectual paragon, would be Superman.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
He had come back from his holiday to a task which required the genius of a superman.
"The Secret House" by Edgar Wallace
For, in spite of all Nietzsche's Mediterraneanizing of this Superman, Goethe was profoundly and inveterately German.
"Visions and Revisions" by John Cowper Powys
AND, BEST OF ALL, HOW AMUSING TO SEE THEM MEET A SUPER-SUPERMAN.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 21, 1914" by Various
How could she withhold herself from this splendid superman?
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
Men pointed to his record as to that of a sort of superman, and they embellished fact with fable.
"The Roof Tree" by Charles Neville Buck
He considered himself the superman.
"Counsel for the Defense" by Leroy Scott
Ay, in this New World, the higher Superman shall rise.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
And a superman was there in that crowd of hunger-stricken and embittered men.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
It was Wilcox the benevolent; Wilcox the superman.
"The Martian Cabal" by Roman Frederick Starzl
From that moment he was superman.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
It would be nice, he reflected, to be a real superman.
"Sight Gag" by Laurence Mark Janifer
You and your staff have quite literally created a superman.
"Anything You Can Do" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Perhaps he is a superman also, and the world doesn't know it.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
He hails the advent of the Superman.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
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In news:

One of the major complaints about Superman Returns, the attempted revival of the iconic superhero back in 2006, was that it was too heavy on the emotions and light on the thrills.
Superman: Secret Origin ' sweetly soars.
This video is Supermans Dead.
Super price for Superman comic updated Thu Dec 01 2011 13:16:20.
Even Superman is Getting Out of the Newspaper Biz.
Superman is going to be his own boss.
If there is one person we thought could handle the changing news industry, it's Superman.
'Sunshine Superman' with Jimmy Page .
Waiting For Superman at Paley Center For Media on December 7, 2010 in New York City.
Superman's Home Discovered By Astro- physicist Neil DeGrasse.
When will 'Superman: Man of Steel' begin filming in the Chicago area.
I watched the movie Waiting for Superman.
F-35 to make Hollywood debut in Superman flick.
Cake, Food, superman Category: Photos.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-nominated actress Amy Adams is set to play the coveted role of Lois Lane in Zack Snyder's 'Superman' reboot .
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