(Sun"wise`) adv. In the direction of the sun's apparent motion, or from the east southward and
westward, and so around the circle; also, in the same direction as the movement of the hands of a watch
lying face upward.
(Sup) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Supped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Supping.] [OE. soupen to drink, AS. span; akin
to D. zuipen, G. saufen, OHG. sfan, Icel. spa, Sw. supa, Dan. söbe. Cf. Sip, Sop, Soup, Supper.]
To take into the mouth with the lips, as a liquid; to take or drink by a little at a time; to sip.
There I'll supCrashaw.
Balm and nectar in my cup.
(Sup), n. A small mouthful, as of liquor or broth; a little taken with the lips; a sip.
Tom Thumb had got a little sup.Drayton.
(Sup), v. i. [See Supper.] To eat the evening meal; to take supper.
I do entreat that we may sup together.
(Sup), v. t. To treat with supper. [Obs.]
Sup them well and look unto them all.Shak.
(Su*pawn") n. [Of American Indian origin.] Boiled Indian meal; hasty pudding; mush. [Written
also sepawn, sepon, and suppawn.] [Local, U.S.]
(Supe) n. A super. [Theatrical Cant]
(Su"per-) [L. super over, above; akin to Gr. L. sub under, and E. over. See Over, and cf. Hyper-
, Sub-, Supra-, Sur-.]
1. A prefix signifying above, over, beyond, and hence often denoting in a superior position, in excess,
over and above, in addition, exceedingly; as in superimpose, supersede, supernatural, superabundance.
2. (Chem.) A prefix formerly much used to denote that the ingredient to the name of which it was prefixed
was present in a large, or unusually large, proportion as compared with the other ingredients; as in
calcium superphosphate. It has been superseded by per-, bi- , di-, acid, etc. (as peroxide, bicarbonate,
disulphide, and acid sulphate), which retain the old meanings of super-, but with sharper definition. Cf.
Acid, a., Bi-, Di- , and Per-.
(Su"per), n. A contraction of Supernumerary, in sense 2. [Theatrical Cant]
(Su"per*a*ble) a. [L. superabilis, from superare to go over, to surmount, fr. super above,
over.] Capable of being overcome or conquered; surmountable.
Antipathies are generally superable by a single effort.Johnson.
Su"per*a*ble*ness, n. Su"per*a*bly, adv.
(Su`per*a*bound") v. i. [L. superabundare: cf. OF. superabonder. See Super-, and
Abound.] To be very abundant or exuberant; to be more than sufficient; as, the country superabounds
(Su`per*a*bun"dance) n. [L. superabundantia: cf. OF. superabondance.] The quality
or state of being superabundant; a superabundant quantity; redundancy; excess.