from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A figure, especially in a comic strip or cartoon, endowed with superhuman powers and usually portrayed as fighting evil or crime.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any kind of fantasy/science fiction crime-fighting character, often with supernatural powers or equipment, in popular children's and fantasy literature.


super- +‎ hero (Wiktionary)



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