Superman
Superman Su"per*man`, n. 1. same as {Overman}, above. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. a fictional character of cartoons, movies and television, with superhuman powers such as great strength, the ability to fly, and x-ray vision. In the cartoon tale, he was born on the planet Krypton and sent by his parents into space before it exploded, and landed on earth, where he fights for "truth, justice, and the American way". He works incognito as a reporter at the Daily Planet, and is constantly trying to avoid the uncovering of his secret identity by a co-worker, Lois Lane. [PJC]


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