super

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj super including more than a specified category "a super experiment"
    • adj super extremely large "another super skyscraper"
    • adj super 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"
    • adv super to an extreme degree "extremely cold","extremely unpleasant"
    • n super a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The highest consumption of Pizza occurs during Super Bowl week
    • n Super A contraction of Supernumerary, in sense 2.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Super Bowl is broadcast to over 182 countries in the world
    • n super A prefix of Latin origin, meaning ‘over, above, beyond’: equivalent to hyper- of Greek origin, or over- of English origin. In use it has either the meaning ‘over’ or ‘above’ in place or position, as in superstructure, etc., or
    • n super A supernumerary; specifically, a supernumerary actor.
    • n super A superhive. See bar super, under bar.
    • n super A superintendent.
    • n super One of the medium or middle sorts of a fleece of wool.
    • n super An abbreviation of superior
    • n super of superfine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average Super Bowl party has 18 people
    • n Super sū′pėr a supernumerary actor.
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Quotations

  • Peter Ustinov
    Peter Ustinov
    “Unfortunately, the balance of nature decrees that a super-abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares.”
  • Aaron Copland
    Aaron Copland
    “Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness -- I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness.”

Usage

In literature:

It may be super-belief as well.
"The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846" by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
He was a man of super-sensitive honor with regard to money matters.
"The Squire of Sandal-Side" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
All in super-royal 8vo., price 10s.
"The Manual of Heraldry; Fifth Edition" by Anonymous
The lawyer's super-respectful attitude toward his principal client disgusted Esme.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
There is no worse misfortune for art than a super-abundance of it.
"Musicians of To-Day" by Romain Rolland
His super-excitement had passed, leaving him weak and nervous.
"The Killer" by Stewart Edward White
But if you ain't satisfied, you better go up and see the super.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XIII, Nov. 28, 1891" by Various
We were not brave; we were super-brave.
"Private Peat" by Harold R. Peat
In one super-royal volume.
"Aunt Phillis's Cabin" by Mary H. Eastman
The "super" telephoned for the expert to come at once and see what was the matter.
""Say Fellows--"" by Wade C. Smith
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In poetry:

Lost aboard the roll of Kodac-
olor that was to have super-
seded all need to remember
Somerset were: a large flock
"Exmoor" by Amy Clampitt
So each boy asked his Ma to match
With bluer blue my super-patch,
And when to school they came en masse,
It was the emblem of our class,
Admired by every bonnie lass.
"Patches" by Robert W Service
"Where is the super-man? Where the deliverer?
Where is the Captain to win us relief -
Surcease from sorrowing, respite from borrowing?
Oh, for a philtre to deaden our grief!"
"A Dirge of the Morning After" by C J Dennis
The super’s daughter we knew would chide
If we left the dog in the desert wide;
So we brought him far o’er the burning sand
For a parting stroke of her small white hand.
"The Cattle-Dog's Death" by Henry Lawson
Such as can see,
Why should they doubt? The childhood of a race.
The childhood of a soul, hath neither doubt
Nor fear. Where all is super-natural
The guileless heart doth feed on it, no more
Afraid than angels are of heaven.
"The Beginning" by Jean Ingelow
He'll fill his pipe, and good and well, and all aglow within
We'll hear the news he has to tell, the yarns he has to spin;
Yarns—yes, and super-yarns, forsooth, to set the eyes agog,
And freeze the blood of trusting youth around the boree log.
"Around the Boree Log" by John O Brien

In news:

Check out how incredibly awesome she looked in a super-skimpy bikini here.
I swapped out frites for hash browns with the super savory hanger steak @ Bavette 's Bar and Boeuf @brendansodikoff.
Will Eli Manning and the New York Giants have a pizza party after winning Super Bowl XLVI.
We were super-psyched to be weeks away from seeing Beastly starring Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer on July 30 -- but turns out we're all going to have to wait a bit longer.
10 hottest videos, from ' BedRock ' to 'Super Bass'.
Even by super-rich St Barts standards, Phil Falcone's $39 million Caribbean estate is over the top.
Leatherman's Super Tool is Back with the Beefy ST300.
Either San Diego is being invaded by vampires, zombies and super heroes, or Comic Con is coming.
A Super day for Super dad.
So you want to throw the Super Bowl of Super Bowl parties .
Prev 2013 Ford Super Duty Platinum Edition First Look 2013 Ford Super Duty Dually.
2013 Ford Super Duty Platinum Edition First Look 2013 Ford Super Duty Dually.
It's super sleek and super light, weighing in at just three pounds.
ImNotFurious Yup you should be super sorry that my boss yelled at me SUPER SORRY PRESENT GIVING SORRY.
The Super Committee's Super Failure Was Super Predictable .
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In science:

We may like to define super-NIP (and κnip (T )) (parallel of superstable, i.e. κ(T ) = ℵ0 or super simple κcdt (T ) = ℵ0 ).
Classification theory for theories with NIP - a modest beginning
Vertex (super)algebras have become the fundamental algebraic structures in (super)conformal field theory.
Nongraded Infinite-Dimensional Simple Lie Algebras
The Lie (super)algebras associated with vertex (super)algebras are in general not graded (cf.
Nongraded Infinite-Dimensional Simple Lie Algebras
Kac [K5] introduced the notation of conformal (super)algebra, which is the local structure of a Lie (super)algebra with one-variable structure.
Nongraded Infinite-Dimensional Simple Lie Algebras
Vertex (super)algebras are generated by conformal (super)algebras.
Nongraded Infinite-Dimensional Simple Lie Algebras
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