Definition of Superman

1. Noun. A person with great powers and abilities.

Exact synonyms: Demigod, Ubermensch
Generic synonyms: Leader



2. Noun. Street name for lysergic acid diethylamide.

Definition of Superman

1. n. = Overman, above.

Definition of Superman

1. Proper noun. A fictional superhero of DC Comics whose superpowers usually include the ability to fly, super strength, and extreme speed. ¹

2. Noun. A strong, tough or resistant man. ¹

3. Noun. (chiefly philosophy) An imagined superior type of human being representing a new stage of human development; übermensch. ¹

4. Noun. A person of extraordinary or seemingly superhuman powers. ¹

5. Noun. (plural '''supermans''') A motorcycling stunt in which the rider releases both hands from the handlebars in mid-air. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Superman

1. a hypothetical superior man [n SUPERMEN]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Superman

superluxurious
superluxury
superly
superlying
supermachine
supermachines
supermacho
supermajor
supermajorities
supermajority
supermajors
supermale
supermales
supermall
supermalls
superman (current term)
supermanager
supermanagers
supermaneuverability
supermanifold
supermanifolds
supermans
supermarket
supermarketeer
supermarketer
supermarketing
supermarketlike
supermarkets
supermart
supermartingale

Literary usage of Superman

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Such groups will always be abnormal, but the superman of one age may be the ... Every worker is a superman, of special aptitude, training and experience. ..."

2. The Life of Nietzsche by Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche (1915)
"CHAPTER XVI THE superman DURING the publication of the first three parts of Zarathustra the author soon recognised that his new ideas were subject to ..."

3. The British and American Drama of To-day: Outlines for Their Study by Barrett Harper Clark (1915)
"We have seen how in the best of Shaw's work up to the production of " Man and superman" the thinker and preacher, while eternally trying ..."

4. The British and American Drama of To-day: Outlines for Their Study by Barrett Harper Clark (1915)
"We have seen how in the best of Shaw's work up to the production of " Man and superman" the thinker and preacher, while eternally trying to assert himself, ..."

5. The British and American Drama of To-day: Outlines for Their Study by Barrett Harper Clark (1921)
"... MAN AND superman A comedy and a philosophy; a play in four acts. ... Shaw's work up to the production of " Man and superman" the thinker and preacher, ..."

6. Bernard Shaw, the Man and the Mask by Richard Burton, Bernard Shaw (1916)
"CHAPTER V THE EVIDENCE OF THE PLAYS "MAN AND superman" TO "GETTING MARRIED " Man and superman " MAN and superman " has always been reckoned as one of the ..."

7. A Religion for the New Day by Charles Fletcher Dole (1920)
"IV THE superman, OR MAN AT HIS BEST WE have heard a good deal, especially by the way of Germany, of a new possibility in evolution — the superman. ..."

8. Sociology: Its Development and Applications by James Quayle Dealey (1920)
"The Nietzschean superman.—This sort of teaching found its best exponent in the ... who stressed the importance of the superman, the man of will, energy, ..."

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