Definition of super in English:

super

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Pronunciation: /ˈsuːpə
 
, ˈsjuː-/

adjective

1 informal Very good or pleasant; excellent: Julie was a super girl [as exclamation]: You’re both coming in? Super!
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  • The ‘boy’ involved here is a bit of a nerd and he has to grow into his powers, but it's not long before he is in the middle of a tug of war between two super girls.
  • Providers cut rates on savings accounts all the time, so you need to keep on your toes and be prepared to move - and here are some super savings accounts and cracking cash ISAs to switch to.
  • Big guitar breaks and riffs are backed up with the compulsive, snare attack drummer (who uses a big gong at the end of the set) and the neat singing, which breaches into the world of super melodics so easily.
Synonyms
2(Of a manufactured product) very good; superfine: a super quality binder
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  • Some premium products, such as super premium ice creams, may use a 22 to 24 percent cocoa fat ingredient.
  • With today's high production costs and super development houses, there is less and less room for smaller development houses.
  • Possibly one of the most important memories I have of learning about music as a teenager was me and my mate sneaking into his big brother's bedroom and putting on his records on his super quality hi-fi.
3 Building , chiefly British short for superficial (used in expressing quantities of material).

adverb

[as submodifier] informal Back to top  
Especially; particularly: he’s been super understanding
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  • And if you were looking for him, he wouldn't be an ugly, evil troll; he would be kind and popular and funny and charming and super good-looking and everybody's best friend.
  • For some reason all I can picture in my head is him acting super goofy with an odd accent… but I think that's because I just imagine him talking in the kind of laid back drawl I'd expect of him.
  • Having a great opportunity to design a project, making my client happy on the way and being super proud of my work is enough for my contentment.

noun

informal Back to top  
1A superintendent: the super walked around the incident room
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  • The managers and supers watch the workers suffer and feel themselves a class apart.
  • Lomeier, the super, or caretaker as he is billed here, moves through the building trying to find the source of the problem and restore water to the taps on the top floors.
  • You see, the super has the keys and knows how to drive that cool manual elevator that goes to the floors where the fancy automatic elevators don't stop because there are no tenants there.
2 archaic An extra, unwanted, or unimportant person; a supernumerary.
2.1 theatrical slang , dated or North American An extra.
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  • The stage is almost always crowded with physically attractive supers, and even the choristers seem to have been chosen more for their looks than for their ability to produce a full, blended sound.
  • Unfortunately, in the larger ensembles he had a tendency to populate the stage with supers who seemed to come directly from the Ministry of Funny Walks.
3 [mass noun] Superphosphate.
4 [mass noun] Superfine fabric or manufacture.

Origin

mid 19th century: abbreviation.

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