A very powerful and influential nation (used especially with reference to the US and the former Soviet Union when these were perceived as the two most powerful nations in the world): the threat to oil supplies brought the two superpowers closer together [as modifier]: superpower rivalry a superpower summit
More example sentences
- The first occasion was the collapse of the Soviet superpower enemy and of Communism as an ideology.
- It is very difficult to be capitalist when there is a communist superpower invading most of Eastern Europe and trying to do the same in Africa and South America.
- When Bobby Fischer met Boris Spassky at the 1972 World Chess Championship, the event was redolent with the superpower politics of the Cold War.
Definition of superpower in:
- The US English dictionary