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[soo-per-heer-oh] /ˈsu pərˌhɪər oʊ/
noun, plural superheroes.
a hero, especially in children's comic books and television cartoons, possessing extraordinary, often magical powers.
Origin of superhero
1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for superhero
  • They take on a completely empty look that challenges the image of the big muscular superhero body.
  • Anybody can imagine putting on the costumes and taking on that superhero role.
  • Many a superhero wannabe has yearned for the ability to see through walls.
  • Their fearsome claws have even inspired superhero flicks.
  • Well, that's the opposite of what these hapless folks in need of a superhero called for.
  • Ah, the only true superhero of out time, and perhaps the entire history has gone.
  • And got banned by the third for making a bad joke about some superhero he had some pathological need to defend.
  • As this only slightly above-average superhero flick proves, it's not easy to make a movie about being green.
  • Most superhero stories chronicle the rise of heroes above their humanity.
  • It has the breathless tone of a superhero comic, which isn't surprising.
British Dictionary definitions for superhero


noun (pl) -roes
any of various comic-strip characters with superhuman abilities or magical powers, wearing a distinctive costume, and fighting against evil
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for superhero

1917, from super- + hero.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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