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super- British & World English

Above; over; beyond

super British & World English

Very good or pleasant; excellent

super English Thesaurus

win a super day out at York

super-G British & World English

A slalom race that is faster and has wider turns than a giant slalom

super PAC British & World 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 British & World English

(In the US) the National Football League championship game played annually between the champions of the National and the American Football Conferences

super-duper British & World English

Very good; marvellous

Super Tuesday British & World English

A day on which several states hold primary elections

super giant slalom British & World English

A slalom race that is faster and has wider turns than a giant slalom

Weston-super-Mare British & World English

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

supercut British & World 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 British & World English

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

superfan British & World English

A person who has an extreme or obsessive admiration for a particular person or thing

superfly British & World English

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

supermax British & World English

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

supermum British & World 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 British & World English

An additional tax on something already taxed

Supadriv British & World English

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

Super-drive in Supadriv British & World English

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

supercargo British & World English

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

supercell British & World English

A large slow-moving area of updraught and downdraught which causes violent thunderstorms, heavy hail, and tornadoes

supercharge British & World English

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

superclass British & World English

A taxonomic category that ranks above class and below phylum

supercool British & World English

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

superdairy British & World English

Another term for megadairy.

superfine British & World English

Of especially high quality

superfood British & World English

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

supergiant British & World English

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

superglue British & World English

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

supergroup British & World English

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

superheavy British & World 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 which in theory confer relatively long half-lives

superhero British & World English

A benevolent fictional character with superhuman powers, such as Superman

superhuman British & World English

Having or showing exceptional ability or powers

supermini British & World English

A type of small car with a relatively powerful engine

supermoon British & World English

The phenomenon whereby the moon appears particularly large in the sky owing to the coincidence of its closest approach to the earth (the perigee) with a full (or new) moon

superpipe British & World English

A large snow-covered sloping channel with a U-shaped cross section, on which snowboarders or freestyle skiers perform aerial manoeuvres

superpower British & World 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 British & World English

Denoting a microprocessor 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 British & World English

Larger than average or standard sizes; extremely large

superstate British & World English

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

supertanker British & World English

A very large oil tanker

superuser British & World English

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

superweed British & World 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 British & World English

A cluster of galaxies which themselves occur as clusters

superhighway British & World English

A dual carriageway with controlled access

supermassive British & World English

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

superspecies British & World 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

supervillain British & World English

A fictional villain with superhuman powers

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