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super. US English

Superintendent

super US English

Very good or pleasant; excellent

super- US English

Above; over; beyond

super US Thesaurus

we had a super time at the water park

super- New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

forms solid compounds except for super-duper

super PAC US English

A type of independent political action committee which may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, and individuals but is not permitted to contribute to or coordinate directly with parties or candidates

Super Bowl US English

The National Football League championship game, played annually between the champions of the National and the American Football Conferences

super-duper US English

Very good; marvelous

Super Bowl New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

American football championship game

Super Tuesday US English

A day on which several US states hold primary elections

Weston-super-Mare US English

A resort in SW England, on the Bristol Channel; population 79,500 (est. 2009)

supercut US English

A compilation of a large number of short video clips, typically showing examples of a repeated or clichéd action or phrase in films or broadcasts

superego US English

The part of a person’s mind that acts as a self-critical conscience, reflecting social standards learned from parents and teachers

superfly US English

(Of clothing or a person’s appearance) ostentatiously fashionable

supermax US English

Denoting or relating to an extremely high-security prison or part of a prison, intended for particularly dangerous prisoners

supermom US English

An exemplary or exceptional mother, especially one who successfully manages a home and brings up children while also having a full-time job

supertax US English

An additional tax on something already taxed

Supadriv US English

A type of cross-head screwdriver with extra ridges between the arms of the cross

Super-drive in Supadriv US English

A type of cross-head screwdriver with extra ridges between the arms of the cross

supercargo US English

A representative of the ship’s owner on board a merchant ship, responsible for overseeing the cargo and its sale

supercell US English

A system producing severe thunderstorms and featuring rotating winds sustained by a prolonged updraft that may result in hail or tornadoes

supercharge US English

Fit or design (an internal combustion engine) with a supercharger

superclass US English

A taxonomic category that ranks above class and below phylum

supercool US English

Cool (a liquid) below its freezing point without solidification or crystallization

superdairy US English

Another term for megadairy.

superfine US English

Of especially high quality

superfood US English

A nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being

supergiant US English

A very large star that is even brighter than a giant, often despite being relatively cool

superglue US English

A very strong quick-setting adhesive, based on cyanoacrylates or similar polymers

supergroup US English

An exceptionally successful rock group, in particular one formed by musicians already famous from playing in other groups

superheavy US English

Relating to or denoting an element with an atomic mass or atomic number greater than those of the naturally occurring elements, especially one belonging to a group above atomic number 110 having proton/neutron ratios that in theory confer relatively long half-lives

superhero US English

A benevolent fictional character with superhuman powers, such as Superman

superhuman US English

Having or showing exceptional ability or powers

supermini US English

A microcomputer with the speed, power, and capabilities of a mainframe

superpower US English

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)

superscalar US English

Denoting a computer architecture where several instructions are loaded at once and, as far as possible, are executed simultaneously, shortening the time taken to run the whole program

supersize US English

Larger than average or standard sizes; extremely large

superstate US English

A large and powerful state or union formed from a federation of nations

superstorm US English

A powerful and destructive storm that affects an unusually large area

supertanker US English

A very large oil tanker, specifically one whose dead-weight capacity exceeds 75,000 tons

superuser US English

A user of a computer system with special privileges needed to administer and maintain the system; a system administrator

superweed US English

A weed which is extremely resistant to herbicides, especially one created by the transfer of genes from genetically modified crops into wild plants

supercluster US English

A cluster of galaxies which themselves occur as clusters

superhighway US English

An expressway

supermassive US English

Having a mass many times (typically between 106 and 109 times) that of the sun

superspecies US English

A group of largely allopatric species which are descended from a common evolutionary ancestor and are closely related but too distinct to be regarded as subspecies of one species


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