super-, supra-, sur-

(Latin: above, over; more than, excessive)

Sur- is a variation of super- developed through the French and shouldn't be confused with another assimilated sur- form that comes from sub- and means: "under, below, beneath".

In some words, super- is amplified to mean: "on top of; higher in rank or position than; superior to; greater in quality, amount, or degree than others of its kind".

1. To bring in, or upon, as an addition to something.
2. To bring in or to induce as an added feature, circumstance, etc.; to superimpose.
The introduction of something: such as, an addition over or above something already existing.
superinsulated, super-insulated; superinsulation
A description of a building that has massive amounts of insulation, airtight construction, controlled ventilation, and other features that maximize the efficiency of its inherent climate control.
To act as superintendent of; direct; supervise; manage [to stretch out; to direct; to pay attention to].
1. The management by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group.
2. The act of supervising or managing a situation or people.
1. A district or place under a superintendent.
2. The position or work of a superintendent.
A person in charge of a department, institution, etc.; a director; a supervisor.
superior (adjective)
1. Higher than another in rank, station, or authority: "Her superior officer expressed his pleasure that she did such a good job."
2. Of a higher nature or kind: "If you go to the new butcher shop, you will be able to get a superior cut of beef."

"The superior actor received a special award for his outstanding performances."

3. Of great value or excellence; extraordinary: "These superior diamonds were sold at much higher prices than the others."
4. Greater in number or amount than another: "The army was defeated by the superior forces of enemy troops."
5. Affecting an attitude of disdain or conceit; haughty and supercilious: "Her superior manner made people resent being around her."
6. More advanced or better: "The student's superior knowledge of classical languages was an advantage for the dictionary organization."
7. Located higher than another; upper: "The collections of books on the superior shelves made it necessary for him use a small ladder to get access to them."
8. In printing, set above the main line of type: "This number, 1010, is an example of superior printing."
superior (s), superiors (pl) (nouns)
1. Someone who surpasses another person in rank or quality: "The woman's promotion in the company was approved by her superior."
2. The head of a religious community, as in an abbey or convent: "The priest was a superior in the local monastery."
3. In printing, a superior character: The number "2" in x2 is a superior symbol."
1. Higher than another in rank, station, or authority; such as, a superior officer.
2. Of a higher nature or kind.
3. Of great value or excellence; extraordinary.
4. Greater in number or amount than another quantity.
5. Affecting an attitude of disdain or conceit: "He was haughty and supercilious with his co-workers."
6. Above being affected or influenced; indifferent or immune.
7. Located higher than another; upper.
8. In botany, inserted or situated above the perianth; such as, an ovary.
9. In printing, set above the main line of type.
10. In logic, of a wider or more comprehensive application; generic. A reference to a term or proposition.
superjacent (adjective), more superjacent, most superjacent
1. Pertaining to something that is lying or positioned over or on top of another object.
2. A reference to resting or overlying immediately above or upon something else.
3. Etymology: from Latin superjacere, "to lie over"; from super-, "above, over" + jacere, "to lie".
A jet aircraft; especially, a large one, capable of supersonic flight.
Lactation (secretion of milk) in a greater than normal amount or for a longer than usual period.
Above and at, or to, the side.
superlative (s) (noun), superlatives (pl)
1. The form of an adjective or an adverb which is used to indicate the greatest degree of a particular quality: "Bravest" is the superlative of "brave" while "simplest" is the superlative of "simple".
2. An exaggerated or unreasonable expression of praise: The literary critics couldn't find enough superlatives to describe the author's new book.
Highest degree of excellence or comparison.
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Related "above, over, beyond the normal, excessive" word units: epi-; hyper-; ultra-, ult-.

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "more, plentiful, fullness, excessive, over flowing": copi-; exuber-; hyper-; multi-; opulen-; ple-; pleio-; plethor-; poly-; total-; ultra-; undu-.