Super vs Surer - What's the difference?

super | surer |

As an adjective super

is super.

As a verb surer is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Etymology 1

From (etyl) .


  • Of excellent quality, superfine.
  • better than average, better than usual; wonderful.
  • Synonyms
    * (better) awesome, excellent
    Derived terms
    * super-duper * supercunt


  • (informal) Very; extremely (used like the prefix super- ).
  • The party was super awesome.

    Etymology 2

    From (superintendent)


    (en noun)
  • (informal, Northeastern US) Abbreviation of superintendent in the sense of a building's resident manager, sometimes clarified as "building super".
  • Etymology 3

    From (superannuation)


  • (Australia, New Zealand, informal, uncountable) 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.

    Etymology 4

    Shortened form of (superhive).


    (en noun)
  • (beekeeping) An empty box placed above the existing boxes of the beehive in order to allow the colony to expand or store additional honey.
  • Synonyms
    * (beekeeping) duplet
    * (beekeeping) nadir


    (en verb)
  • (beekeeping) To add or to place a atop the existing boxes of the beehive.
  • * 1917 Dadant, C. P., First Lessons in Beekeeping ; revised & rewritten edition, 1968, by M. G. Dadant and J. C. Dadant, p 73:
  • The question is: when is the best time to super ?

    Etymology 5

    Shortened form of (superhero).


    (en noun)
  • (comics, slang) superhero.
  • * (seecites)
  • Etymology 6

    Shortened form of (supernumerary).


    (en noun)
  • (theatre) Someone outside the normal company, but appearing on stage with no lines to speak.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1905, author=
  • , title= , chapter=2 citation , passage=For this scene, a large number of supers are engaged, and in order to further swell the crowd, practically all the available stage hands have to ‘walk on’ dressed in various coloured dominoes, and all wearing masks.}}


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  • (sure)

  • sure



  • Physically secure and certain, non-failing, reliable.
  • Certain in one's knowledge or belief.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=The Celebrity, by arts unknown, induced Mrs. Judge Short and two other ladies to call at Mohair on an afternoon when Mr. Cooke was trying a trotter on the track. The three returned wondering and charmed with Mrs. Cooke; they were sure she had had no hand in the furnishing of that atrocious house.}}
  • Certain to act or be a specified way.
  • (obsolete) Free from danger; safe; secure.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Fear not; the forest is not three leagues off; / If we recover that we are sure enough.
  • (obsolete) Betrothed; engaged to marry.
  • * Sir T. More
  • The king was sure to Dame Elizabeth Lucy, and her husband before God.
  • * Brome
  • I presume that you had been sure as fast as faith could bind you, man and wife.


    * (secure and steadfast) certain, failsafe, reliable * (sense, steadfast in one's knowledge or belief) certain, positive, wis

    Derived terms

    * for sure * surely * sure up (sure)


    (en adverb)
  • Without doubt.
  • Sure he's coming! Why wouldn't he?
    "Did you kill that bear yourself? ?"I sure did!"

    Usage notes

    * Often proscribed in favor of surely. May be informal.


    (en interjection)
  • (rft-sense) Yes, of course.
  • Synonyms

    * certainly, of course, OK, yes


    * 1996, T.F. Hoad, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Etymology , Oxford University Press, ISBN 0192830988