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Meaning of “super” in the English Dictionary

"super" in British English

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superadjective

uk   /ˈsuː.pər/  us   /-pɚ/ old-fashioned informal

superadverb

/ˈsuː.pər/  us /-pɚ/
informal especially; very: They were super ​helpful when I was having ​problems.

supernoun

uk   /ˈsuː.pər/  us   /-pɚ/

super-prefix

uk   /suː.pər-/  us   /-pɚ-/
(Definition of super from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"super" in American English

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superadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈsu·pər/ infml
excellent; ​extremely good: She’s done a super ​job and ​deserves to be ​promoted. Your new ​haircutlooks super.

supernoun [C]

 us   /ˈsu·pər/
  • super noun [C] (PERSON)

short form ofsuperintendent

superadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈsu·pər/ infml
very; ​extremely: Todd’s a super ​niceguy.
(Definition of super from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"super-" in Business English

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super-prefix

uk   us   /suːpər-/
used before adjectives and nouns to ​mean "extremely" or "very large": Supercomputers have ​computed pi to more than a ​trilliondecimalplaces, looking always for a ​pattern to ​unlock its mystery. The super-rich are getting super-richer.
(Definition of super- from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “super”
in Korean 최고의…
in Arabic مُمْتاز, هائل…
in Malaysian hebat…
in French super…
in Russian отличный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 出色的,極好的…
in Italian ottimo, splendido…
in Turkish olağanüstü, süper, çok iyi…
in Polish super, świetny, świetnie…
in Spanish guapísimo, estupendo, tremendo…
in Vietnamese tuyệt vời, cực kì tốt…
in Portuguese sensacional, fantástico, formidável…
in Thai ดีเยี่ยม…
in German super……
in Catalan fantàstic, genial…
in Japanese 極上の, 最高の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 出色的,极好的…
in Indonesian bagus sekali…
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