When something is extraordinary, it’s super, like a movie that couldn't possibly be better or the super grade you got on your test: A+.

The adjective super is an abbreviated use of the prefix super-, which comes from the Latin super-, meaning “above,” “over,” or “beyond.” Super is another way to say "the best" — you are above the rest. Super can also describe something that's really big: the supermarket came along after little neighborhood shops; supermarkets are huge in comparison.

Definitions of super
  1. noun
    a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector
    synonyms: superintendent
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    type of:
    a custodian who is hired to take care of something (property or a person)
  2. adjective
    extremely large
    “another super skyscraper”
    big, large
    above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
  3. adjective
    including more than a specified category
    “a super experiment”
    comprehensive, overarching
    including all or everything
  4. adjective
    of the highest quality
    “a super party”
    synonyms: A-one, ace, crack, first-rate, tiptop, top-notch, topnotch, tops
    of high or superior quality or performance
  5. adverb
    to an extreme degree
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