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I always look at these superhero films, and I see people hurdling towards at a hundred miles per hour, and then they get up, shake their head, and charge back at a hundred miles per hour. Nobody seems to really get injured or hurt. I don't find any threat in that. There is no tension in that whatsoever.
Martin Campbell

Meaning of "superhero" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SUPERHERO

superhero  [ˈsuːpəˌhɪərəʊ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUPERHERO

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Superhero is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SUPERHERO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

superhero

Superhero

A superhero is a type of hero or saviour possessing extraordinary talents, supernatural phenomena, or superhuman powers and dedicated to protecting the public. A female superhero is sometimes called a superheroine. While the word "superhero" itself dates to at least 1917, the term "Super Heroes" is a typography-independent 'descriptive' USA trademark which is co-owned by DC Comics and Marvel Comics By most definitions, characters do not strictly require actual supernatural or superhuman powers or phenomena to be deemed superheroes, although terms such as costumed crime fighters or masked vigilantes are sometimes used to refer to those such as Batman and Green Arrow without such powers who share other superhero traits. Such characters were generally referred to as "mystery men" in the Golden Age of Comic Books to distinguish them from characters with super-powers. Some superheroes use their powers to counter day-to-day crime while also combating threats against humanity by supervillains, their criminal counterparts. Often, one of these supervillains will be the superhero's archenemy.

Definition of superhero in the English dictionary

The definition of superhero in the dictionary is any of various comic-strip characters with superhuman abilities or magical powers, wearing a distinctive costume, and fighting against evil.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SUPERHERO


aero
ˈɛərəʊ
aleph-zero
ˌɑːlɪfˈzɪərəʊ
antihero
ˈæntɪˌhɪərəʊ
bureau
ˈbjʊərəʊ
caballero
ˌkæbəˈljɛərəʊ
cero
ˈsɪərəʊ
dinero
dɪˈneərəʊ
duro
ˈdʊərəʊ
euro
ˈjʊərəʊ
faro
ˈfɛərəʊ
hero
ˈhɪərəʊ
Nero
ˈnɪərəʊ
non-hero
ˌnɒnˈhɪərəʊ
nonzero
ˌnɒnˈzɪərəʊ
Pierrot
ˈpɪərəʊ
Pinero
pɪˈnɪərəʊ
primero
prɪˈmɛərəʊ
rezero
ˌriːˈzɪərəʊ
subzero
sʌbˈzɪərəʊ
zero
ˈzɪərəʊ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUPERHERO

superharden
superheat
superheater
superheavy
superheavyweight
superhelical
superhelices
superhelix
superhet
superheterodyne receiver
superhigh
superhigh frequency
superhighway
superhit
superhive
superhot
superhuman
superhumanise
superhumanity
superhumanize

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUPERHERO

action hero
bolero
brasero
cicero
Comanchero
Duero
embarcadero
folk hero
ground zero
Guerrero
hetero
kero
libero
montero
ranchero
Santiago del Estero
sombrero
torero
vaquero
war hero

Synonyms and antonyms of superhero in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «superhero» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUPERHERO

Find out the translation of superhero to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of superhero from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «superhero» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

超级英雄
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

superhéroe
570 millions of speakers

English

superhero
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सुपर हीरो
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خارقة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

супергерой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

super-herói
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সুপারহিরো
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

super-héros
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Superhero
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Superhelden
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

スーパーヒーロー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

슈퍼 히어로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Superhero
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

siêu anh hùng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சூப்பர் ஹீரோ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सुपरहिरो
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

süper kahraman
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

supereroe
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

superbohater
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

супергерой
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

super-erou
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

superhero
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

superhero
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

superhjälte
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

superhelt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of superhero

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUPERHERO»

The term «superhero» is very widely used and occupies the 13.238 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUPERHERO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about superhero

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10 QUOTES WITH «SUPERHERO»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word superhero.
1
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
I love the idea of writing these huge, bombastic characters; I'll stay in the superhero world as long as I can.
2
Greg Berlanti
You have to always try to think about them like real people first, and not just heroes. They have to be real characters. As people do more and more superhero stuff, the characters are what distinguish it, just like in cop shows.
3
Shane Black
I think it's very admirable, in a superhero movie, to be able to take a few risks.
4
Judy Blume
I hate first drafts, and it never gets easier. People always wonder what kind of superhero power they'd like to have. I wanted the ability for someone to just open up my brain and take out the entire first draft and lay it down in front of me so I can just focus on the second, third and fourth drafts.
5
Martin Campbell
I always look at these superhero films, and I see people hurdling towards at a hundred miles per hour, and then they get up, shake their head, and charge back at a hundred miles per hour. Nobody seems to really get injured or hurt. I don't find any threat in that. There is no tension in that whatsoever.
6
Timothy Dalton
You can't relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle.
7
Vin Diesel
If you had asked me back in grade school what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have said my first choice was an actor, but if I couldn't be that, I'd want to be a superhero.
8
Garth Ennis
Most regular superhero books are designed to go on forever; of course, very few of them do, but the point is they are trying to throw mud against the wall and hope it will stick, and most of it slides off.
9
Jake Epstein
What's cool about Spider-Man is that it's everybody - anyone, you put on the suit, anyone believes that you're Spider-Man. That's what's charming about the character. He's anyone. He's a huge nerd that ends up being this huge superhero.
10
Mark Frost
The superhero genre speaks to a vast swath of humanity these days, and studios are in the business of constantly renewing their money-printing licenses. I sense we're nearing a saturation point with some of these icons, where it becomes more about the action figures and Happy Meals than it does the mythological heartbeat of the core ideas.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUPERHERO»

Discover the use of superhero in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to superhero and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
How to Read Superhero Comics and why
In this book, Geoff Klock presents a study of the Third Movement of superhero comic books. He avoids, at all costs, the temptation to refer to this movement as "Postmodern," "Deconstructionist," or something equally tedious.
Geoff Klock, 2002
2
The Superhero Book: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic-Book ...
With 350 entries on pop culture's most menacing masterminds, costumed criminals, sinister societies, and destructive dominators that have battled superheroes and fictional heroes of comics, TV, and film, this volume also includes 125 ...
Gina Misiroglu, 2012
3
The 21st Century Superhero: Essays on Gender, Genre and ...
"These ten critical essays explore the phenomenon of the superhero film in the 21st century through the lens of numerous academic disciplines, and cover topics such as the role of globalization in the formation of superhero narratives, the ...
Richard J. Gray II, Betty Kaklamanidou, 2011
4
Superhero: the secret origin of a genre
An upbeat evaluation of the superhero genre traces its roots in mythology, science fiction, and pulp magazines while chronicling its development to current venues in film, literature, and graphic novels. Original.
Peter Coogan, 2006
5
Captain America and the Struggle of the Superhero: Critical ...
"The topics discussed include the ways Nazi Germany was represented in Captain America Comics from the 1940s to the 1960s; the creation of Captain America in the Jewish American experience; the relationship between Captain America and ...
Robert G. Weiner, 2009
6
The Amazing Transforming Superhero!: Essays on the Revision ...
"This collection analyzes the many ways in which comic book and film superheroes have been revised or re-written in response to changes in real-world politics, social mores, and popular culture.
Terrence R. Wandtke, 2007
7
The Myth of the American Superhero
In this engaging volume John Shelton Lawrence and Robert Jewett explore the historical and spiritual roots of the superhero myth and its deleterious effect on Americas democratic vision.
John Shelton Lawrence, Robert Jewett, 2002
8
I'm a Superhero
A young cancer patient talks about how his disease was discovered, the treatments he has had and how they work, what it's like being in the hospital, the friends he has made there, and the many people who have come to visit him.
Daxton Wilde, Sherry Wilde, 2005
9
Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero
A fun foray of escapism grounded in sound science, Becoming Batman provides the background for attaining the realizable—though extreme—level of human performance that would allow you to be a superhero.
E. Paul Zehr, 2009
10
The Gospel According to the World's Greatest Superhero
Skelton leads the reader through fast-paced discussions of such striking phenomena as the influence of Christ's life on superheroes, and the similarities between the devil and comic book protagonists.
Stephen Skelton, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUPERHERO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term superhero is used in the context of the following news items.
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Superhero 'Ant-Man' a normal, relatable guy, actor Rudd says
LONDON Superhero "Ant-Man" makes his debut on the silver screen this month, a character Hollywood actor Paul Rudd describes as "normal and relatable" but ... «Reuters, Jul 15»
2
Forget Batman, Jaden Smith May Be Another Superhero Soon
A superhero with the ability to manipulate electricity, the news was spilled during an interview with actor Tyler James Williams (The Walking Dead/Everybody ... «Papermag, May 15»
3
Jaden Smith Goes To Prom As A Superhero
Jaden Smith, most interesting teen alive, went to prom dressed as a superhero this weekend. During pre-prom photos, he posed in an all-white outfit featuring a ... «Huffington Post, May 15»
4
Marvel Courting Ava DuVernay to Direct Diverse Superhero Movie …
Marvel is courting “Selma” filmmaker Ava DuVernay to direct one of its diverse superhero movies, which include “Black Panther” and “Captain Marvel,” multiple ... «TheWrap, May 15»
5
Obama gives 'superhero' fist bump before departing White House
But usually a little boy in goggles and superhero clothes isn't part of the press corps. 4-year-old Luca Martinez came to the South Lawn with his dad, ... «CNN, May 15»
6
Michelle Rodriguez on that white 'superhero thing'
(CNN) Actress Michelle Rodriguez challenged racial minorities in Hollywood to "develop their own mythology" and tell their own stories instead of recasting ... «CNN, Mar 15»
7
Review: 'Brooklynite,' a Superhero Musical With Matt Doyle and …
It's not easy being a superhero charged with protecting Brooklyn. Making sure all that fresh produce makes it from farm to table. Breaking up fights at the Park ... «New York Times, Feb 15»
8
Marvel Pushes the Avengers Aside for an All-Female Superhero Team
Get used to it, folks. Women are taking over the universe. Well, the Marvel Comics universe, at least. Everything will change this summer when Marvel kicks off its ... «Wall Street Journal, Feb 15»
9
Kristen Stewart totally wants to play a superhero
OK, well if she wants do “more than just be 'Kristen Stewart' in a different movie” a superhero flick would definitely be different. But which one would be good for ... «USA TODAY, Jan 15»
10
Marvel's 'Black Panther' Isn't Just Another Black Superhero
Last month Marvel Studios announced the roster for some upcoming features. In addition to Ant-Man and a female-led Captain Marvel film, Marvel's Kevin Feige ... «NPR, Nov 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Superhero [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/superhero>. Aug 2019 ».
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