super

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Speech
super
Definition
Adjective 
Of excellent quality, superfine.
Etymology
Adjective 
better than average, better than usual; wonderful.
Etymology
Adverb 
Informal
Very; extremely (used like the prefix super-).
The party was super awesome.
Etymology
Meaning note
informal
Noun 
Informal
Abbreviation of superintendent in the sense of a building's resident manager, sometimes clarified as "building super".
Etymology
See Etymology section, list no.2.
Meaning note
informal, US
Noun 
Informal
(AU,NZ)
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
See Etymology section, list no.3.
Meaning note
Australia, New Zealand, informal
Noun 
An empty box placed above the existing boxes of the beehive in order to allow the colony to expand or store additional honey.
Etymology
See Etymology section, list no.4.
Meaning note
beekeeping
Verb 
To add or to place a super atop the existing boxes of the beehive.
Etymology
See Etymology section, list no.4.
Meaning note
beekeeping
Noun 
Slang
superhero. For usage examples of this term, see Citations:super.
Etymology
See Etymology section, list no.5.
Meaning note
comics, slang
Noun 
Theater
Someone outside the normal company, but appearing on stage with no lines to speak.
Etymology
See Etymology section, list no.6.
Meaning note
theater
Noun 
A person who has supernatural beliefs, distinguished from a bright.
Etymology
See Etymology section, list no.7.
Noun Verb Adjective Adverb Other
Etymology
From Latin super ‎(“above”), from Pre-Italic or Proto-Indo-European *eks-uper, from *eḱs ‎(“out of”) (English ex-), from *h₁eǵʰs + *uperi (English over). Cognate to hyper, from Ancient Greek.
From superintendent
From superannuation
Shortened form of superhive.
Shortened form of superhero.
Shortened form of supernumerary.
Shortened form of supernatural.
Bibliography
  • Wiktionary :super (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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