Definitions for: Super-


[n] a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector
[adv] to an extreme degree; "the house was super clean for Mother's visit"
[adj] including more than a specified category; "a super experiment"
[adj] extremely large; "another super skyscraper"
[adj] (informal) of the highest quality; "an ace reporter"; "a crack shot"; "a first-rate golfer"; "a super party"; "played top-notch tennis"; "an athlete in tiptop condition"; "she is absolutely tops"



Webster (1913) Definition: Su"per- [L. super over, above; akin to Gr. ?, L. sub
under, and E. over. See Over, and cf. Hyper-, Sub-,
Supra-, Sur-.]
1. A prefix signifying above, over, beyond, and hence often
denoting in a superior position, in excess, over and
above, in addition, exceedingly; as in superimpose,
supersede, supernatural, superabundance.

2. (Chem.) A prefix formerly much used to denote that the
ingredient to the name of which it was prefixed was
present in a large, or unusually large, proportion as
compared with the other ingredients; as in calcium
superphosphate. It has been superseded by per-, bi-, di-,
acid, etc. (as peroxide, bicarbonate, disulphide, and acid
sulphate), which retain the old meanings of super-, but
with sharper definition. Cf. Acid, a., Bi-, Di-, and
Per-.


Su"per, n.
A contraction of Supernumerary, in sense 2. [Theatrical
Cant]

Synonyms: ace, A-one, big, comprehensive, crack, extremely, first-rate, large, superintendent, superior, tiptop, topnotch, tops(p)

See Also: caretaker

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