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Super vs. Supper

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Superadjective

Of excellent quality, superfine.

Suppernoun

Food consumed before going to bed.

Superadjective

better than average, better than usual; wonderful.

Suppernoun

Any meal eaten in the evening; dinner eaten in the evening, rather than at noon.

Superadverb

(informal) Very; extremely (used like the prefix super-).

‘The party was super awesome.’;

Suppernoun

A meal from a chip shop consisting of a deep-fried food with chips.

‘a fish supper; a pizza supper’;

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Supernoun

Abbreviation of superintendent in the sense of a building's resident manager, sometimes clarified as "building super".

Suppernoun

A drinker, especially one who drinks slowly (i.e., one who sups).

Supernoun

Short form of superannuation, the Australian/New Zealand retirement benefits or pension scheme.

‘Jane looked forward to collecting a large super payout when she retired.’;

Supperverb

To consume a snack before retiring.

Supernoun

(beekeeping) An empty box placed above the existing boxes of the beehive in order to allow the colony to expand or store additional honey.

Supperverb

To eat dinner (see above).

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Supernoun

superhero.

Suppernoun

A meal taken at the close of the day; the evening meal.

Supernoun

(theatre) Someone outside the normal company, but appearing on stage with no lines to speak.

Supperverb

To take supper; to sup.

Supernoun

A person who has supernatural beliefs, distinguished from a bright.

Supperverb

To supply with supper.

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Superverb

(beekeeping) To add or to place a super atop the existing boxes of the beehive.

Suppernoun

a light evening meal; served in early evening if dinner is at midday or served late in the evening at bedtime

Supernoun

A contraction of Supernumerary, in sense 2.

Suppernoun

a social gathering where a light evening meal is served;

‘her suppers often included celebrities’;

Supernoun

a caretaker for an apartment house; represents the owner as janitor and rent collector

Supper

Supper was originally a secondary lighter evening meal. The main meal of the day, called dinner, used to be served closer to what is known as lunchtime, around the middle of the day, but crept later over the centuries, mostly over the course of the 19th century.

Superadjective

of the highest quality;

‘an ace reporter’; ‘a crack shot’; ‘a first-rate golfer’; ‘a super party’; ‘played top-notch tennis’; ‘an athlete in tiptop condition’; ‘she is absolutely tops’;

Superadjective

including more than a specified category;

‘a super experiment’;

Superadjective

extremely large;

‘another super skyscraper’;

Superadverb

to an extreme degree;

‘the house was super clean for Mother's visit’;

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