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".

supralabial
Above the border of the upper lip of the mouth opening.
supraliminal
A reference to a stimuli that is above the threshold of consciousness, perception, or of sensation.
supranasal
Situated above the nose.
supraneural
1. Situated above a neural structure; such as, an artery coursing above or superficial to a peripheral nerve.
2. Situated above or over the neural axis.
supraorbital
Located above the bony socket orbit of the eye.
suprascapular
Located above the scapula, as an artery or a nerve.
supremacist
1. Someone who takes supreme authority for him/herself.
2. Someone who believes in the supremacy of one race, sex, or social group.
supremacy
1. The quality or condition of being supreme or having the power to dominate or to defeat.
2. Supreme power or authority or a position of superiority or authority over all others.
suprematism
A nonrepresentational school of cubist painting style of art developed in Russia in the early 20th century, characterized by severely simple geometric shapes or forms and an extremely limited palette.
supreme
1. Highest in rank or authority; paramount; sovereign; dominant; chief.
2. Of the highest quality, degree, character, importance, etc.: "He had supreme courage during his illness."
3. Greatest, utmost, or extreme: "She felt supreme disgust while eating her lunch."
4. Last or final; ultimate: "His mother made the supreme sacrifice for his survival."
supremely
To the maximum degree: "He was supremely confident."
supremo
1. The person in charge; a chief.
2. Someone who is of supreme or complete power, authority, ability, etc.: "His victory makes him the new cooking supremo."
surbase
An architectural molding at the top of a base, or above the base; such as, a pedestal, podium, or baseboard of the wall.
surcease (verb), surceases; surceased; surceasing
1. To stop or to bring something to an end: The neighbors were hoping that the noise from the late outdoor musical would surcease so they could get some sleep.
2. Etymology: from Anglo-French surseser; from Old French sursis, past participle of surseoir, "to refrain, to delay"; from Latin supersedere, "to sit on top of, to stay clear of, to abstain from, to forbear, to refrain from"; from super, "above" + sedere, "to sit".
surcharge
1. An additional sum added to the usual amount or cost of something.
2. An overcharge, especially when unlawful.

3. An additional or excessive burden; an overload.
4. A new value or denomination overprinted on a postage or revenue stamp or the stamp to which a new value has been applied.

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-.