Inexsuperable - (a.) Not capable of being passed over; insuperable;
Insuperability - (n.) The quality or state of being insuperable;
Insuperable - (a.) Incapable of being passed over or surmounted;
insurmountable; as, insuperable difficulties.
Super- - () 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,
Super- - () 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 It has been superseded by per-, bi-, di-, acid, etc.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-.
Superable - (a.) Capable of being overcome or conquered; surmountable.
Superabound - (v. i.) To be very abundant or exuberant; to be more than
sufficient; as, the country superabounds with corn.
Superabundance - (n.) The quality or state of being superabundant; a
superabundant quantity; redundancy; excess.
Superabundant - (a.) Abounding to excess; being more than is sufficient;
redundant; as, superabundant zeal.
Superacidulated - (a.) Acidulated to excess.
Superadded - (imp. & p. p.) of Superadd
Superadding - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Superadd
Superadd - (v. t.) To add over and above; to add to what has been added;
to annex, as something extrinsic.
Superaddition - (n.) The act of adding something in excess or something
extraneous; also, something which is added in excess or extraneously.
Superadvenient - (a.) Coming upon; coming in addition to, or in
assistance of, something.
Superalimentation - (n.) The act of overfeeding, or making one take food
in excess of the natural appetite for it.
Superaltar - (n.) A raised shelf or stand on the back of an altar, on
which different objects can be placed; a predella or gradino.
Superangelic - (a.) Superior to the angels in nature or rank.
Superannuated - (imp. & p. p.) of Superannuate
Superannuating - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Superannuate
Superannuate - (v. t.) To impair or disquality on account of age or
Superannuate - (v. t.) To give a pension to, on account of old age or
other infirmity; to cause to retire from service on a pension.
Superannuate - (v. i.) To last beyond the year; -- said of annual plants.
Superannuation - (n.) The state of being superannuated, or too old for
office or business; the state of being disqualified by old age;
Superb - (a.) Grand; magnificent; august; stately; as, a superb edifice;
a superb colonnade.
Superb - (a.) Rich; elegant; as, superb furniture or decorations.
Superb - (a.) Showy; excellent; grand; as, a superb exhibition.
Superbiate - (v. t.) To make (a person) haughty.
Supercarbonate - (n.) A bicarbonate.
Supercarbureted - (a.) Bicarbureted.
Supercargo - (n.) An officer or person in a merchant ship, whose duty is
to manage the sales, and superintend the commercial concerns, of the
Supercarpal - (a.) Situated above, or in the upper part of, the carpus.
Supercelestial - (a.) Situated above the firmament, or great vault of
Supercelestial - (a.) Higher than celestial; superangelic.
Supercharged - (imp. & p. p.) of Supercharge
Supercharging - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Supercharge
Supercharge - (v. t.) To charge (a bearing) upon another bearing; as, to
supercharge a rose upon a fess.
Supercharge - (n.) A bearing charged upon another bearing.
Superchemical - (a.) Above or beyond chemistry; inexplicable by chemical
Superchery - (n.) Deceit; fraud; imposition.
Superciliary - (a.) Of or pertaining to the eyebrows; supraorbital.
Superciliary - (a.) Having a distinct streak of color above the eyes; as,
the superciliary woodpecker.
Supercilious - (a.) Lofty with pride; haughty; dictatorial; overbearing;
arrogant; as, a supercilious officer; asupercilious air; supercilious
Supercilium - (n.) The eyebrow, or the region of the eyebrows.
Supercolumniation - (n.) The putting of one order above another; also, an
architectural work produced by this method; as, the putting of the
Doric order in the ground story, Ionic above it, and Corinthian or
Composite above this.
Superconception - (n.) Superfetation.
Superconsequence - (n.) Remote consequence.
Supercrescence - (n.) That which grows upon another growing thing; a
Supercrescent - (a.) Growing on some other growing thing.
Supercretaceous - (a.) Same as Supracretaceous.
Supercurious - (a.) Excessively curious or inquisitive.
Superdominant - (n.) The sixth tone of the scale; that next above the
dominant; -- called also submediant.
Supereminence - (n.) Alt. of Supereminency
Supereminency - (n.) The quality or state of being supereminent;
distinguished eminence; as, the supereminence of Cicero as an orator,
or Lord Chatham as a statesman.
Supereminent - (a.) Eminent in a superior degree; surpassing others in
excellence; as, a supereminent divine; the supereminent glory of
Supererogant - (a.) Supererogatory.
Supererogated - (imp. & p. p.) of Supererogate
Supererogating - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Supererogate
Supererogate - (v. i.) To do more than duty requires; to perform works of
supererogation; to atone (for a dificiency in another) by means of a
surplus action or quality.
Supererogation - (n.) The act of supererogating; performance of more than
duty or necessity requires.
Supererogative - (a.) Supererogatory.
Supererogatory - (a.) Performed to an extent not enjoined, or not
required, by duty or necessity; as, supererogatory services.
Superessential - (a.) Essential above others, or above the constitution
of a thing.
Superethical - (a.) More than ethical; above ethics.
Superexalted - (imp. & p. p.) of Superexalt
Superexalting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Superexalt
Superexalt - (v. t.) To exalt to a superior degree; to exalt above
Superexaltation - (n.) Elevation above the common degree.
Superexcellence - (n.) Superior excellence; extraordinary excellence.
Superexcellent - (a.) Excellent in an uncommon degree; very excellent.
Superexcination - (n.) Excessive, or more than normal, excitation.
Superexcrescence - (n.) Something growing superfluously.
Superfamily - (n.) A group intermediate between a family and a suborder.
Superfecundation - (n.) Fertilization of two ova, at the same
menstruation, by two different acts of coition.
Superfecundity - (n.) Superabundant fecundity or multiplication of the
Superfetate - (v. i.) To conceive after a prior conception, but before
the birth of the offspring.
Superfetation - (n.) The formation of a fetus at the result of an
impregnation occurring after another impregnation but before the birth
of the offspring produced by it. This is possible only when there is a
double uterus, or where menstruation persists up to the time of the
Superfete - (v. i.) To superfetate.
Superfete - (v. t.) To conceive (another fetus) after a former
Superfice - (n.) A superficies.
Superficial - (a.) Of or pertaining to the superficies, or surface; lying
on the surface; shallow; not deep; as, a superficial color; a
superficial covering; superficial measure or contents; superficial
Superficial - (a.) Reaching or comprehending only what is obvious or
apparent; not deep or profound; shallow; -- said especially in respect
to study, learning, and the like; as, a superficial scholar;
Superficialist - (n.) One who attends to anything superficially; a
superficial or shallow person; a sciolist; a smatterer.
Superficiality - (n.) The quality or state of being superficial; also,
that which is superficial.
Superficialize - (v. t.) To attend to, or to treat, superficially, or in
a shallow or slighting way.
Superficiary - (n.) One to whom a right of surface occupation is granted;
one who pays quitrent for a house built upon another man's ground.
Superficiary - (a.) Of or pertaining to the superficies, or surface;
Superficiary - (a.) Situated or built on another man's land, as a house.
Superficies - (n.) The surface; the exterior part, superficial area, or
face of a thing.
Superficies - (n.) Everything on the surface of a piece of ground, or of
a building, so closely connected by art or nature as to constitute a
part of it, as houses, or other superstructures, fences, trees, vines,
Superficies - (n.) A real right consisting of a grant by a landed
proprietor of a piece of ground, bearing a strong resemblance to the
long building leases granted by landholders in England, in
consideration of a rent, and under reservation of the ownership of the
Superfine - (a.) Very fine, or most fine; being of surpassing fineness;
of extra nice or fine quality; as, superfine cloth.
Superfine - (a.) Excessively fine; too nice; over particular; as,
superfine distinctions; superfine tastes.
Superfineness - (n.) The state of being superfine.
Superfinical - (a.) Extremely finical.
Superfluence - (n.) Superfluity.
Superfluitant - (a.) Floating above or on the surface.
Superfluities - (pl. ) of Superfluity
Superfluity - (n.) A greater quantity than is wanted; superabundance; as,
a superfluity of water; a superfluity of wealth.