Meaning of “super” in the English Dictionary

"super" in English

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


/ˈsuː.pər/ /ˈsuː.pɚ/


uk /ˈsuː.pər/ us /ˈsuː.pɚ/

[ C ] informal for superintendent

[ U ] Australian English informal for superannuation

[ U ] Australian English also super petrol the highest quality fuel that can be used in cars

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uk /suː.pər-/ us /suː.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

super adjective [ not gradable ] (EXCELLENT)

excellent; extremely good:

She’s done a super job and deserves to be promoted.
Your new haircut looks super.

supernoun [ C ]

us /ˈsu·pər/

super noun [ C ] (PERSON)

short form ofsuperintendent

superadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ˈsu·pər/ infml

super adverb [ not gradable ] (EXCELLENT)

very; extremely:

Todd’s a super nice guy.

(Definition of “super” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"super-" in Business English

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uk /suːpər-/ us

used before adjectives and nouns to mean "extremely" or "very large":

Supercomputers have computed pi to more than a trillion decimal places, 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)