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Meaning of SUPERIOR

Pronunciation:  su'peereeur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character
  2. [n]  a town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth
  3. [n]  the largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes
  4. [n]  the head of a religious community
  5. [n]  one of greater rank or station or quality
  6. [n]  a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
  7. [adj]  (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by; "overcome by a superior opponent"; "trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law"
  8. [adj]  having a higher rank; "superior officer"
  9. [adj]  of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior officer"
  10. [adj]  of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"
  11. [adj]  (astronomy) having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit; "Mars and Jupiter are the closest in of the superior planets"
  12. [adj]  (printing) written or printed above and to one side of another character

SUPERIOR is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: ace, A-one, arch, banner, blue-ribbon(a), boss, brag, brilliant, capital, champion, choice, commanding, condescending, crack, dominant, eminent, excellent, fantabulous, fine, first-class, first-rate, gilt-edged, good, greatest, high, higher-ranking, higher-up, high-level, high-performance, high-ranking, Lake Superior, leading(a), majestic, master, master(a), olympian, outstanding, patronising, patronizing, preeminent, premium, prime(a), prize, pucka, pukka, quality, ranking, ranking(a), select, senior, shining, spiffing, sterling(a), super, superb, superlative, superordinate, superordinate, superscript, superscript, supreme, surpassing, tiptop, top-flight, top-hole, top-level, topnotch, topping, top-ranking, tops(p), transcendent, upper, upper-level, victor, well-made
 Antonyms: adscript, inferior, inferior, inferior, subscript, subscript
 See Also: abbess, abbot, archimandrite, Badger State, battler, belligerent, best, better, character, combatant, conqueror, fighter, god, grapheme, graphic symbol, Great Lakes, lake, leader, mother superior, prior, prioress, religious, scrapper, supervisor, town, vanquisher, WI, Wisconsin



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Su*pe"ri*or\, a. [L., compar. of superus being above,
    fr. super above, over: cf. F. sup['e]rieur. See {Super-}, and
    cf. {Supreme}.]
    1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the
       superior limb of the sun; the superior part of an image.
    2. Higher in rank or office; more exalted in dignity; as, a
       superior officer; a superior degree of nobility.
    3. Higher or greater in excellence; surpassing others in the
       greatness, or value of any quality; greater in quality or
       degree; as, a man of superior merit; or of superior
    4. Beyond the power or influence of; too great or firm to be
       subdued or affected by; -- with to.
             There is not in earth a spectacle more worthy than a
             great man superior to his sufferings. --Spectator.
    5. More comprehensive; as a term in classification; as, a
       genus is superior to a species.
    6. (Bot.)
       (a) Above the ovary; -- said of parts of the flower which,
           although normally below the ovary, adhere to it, and
           so appear to originate from its upper part; also of an
           ovary when the other floral organs are plainly below
           it in position, and free from it.
       (b) Belonging to the part of an axillary flower which is
           toward the main stem; posterior.
       (c) Pointing toward the apex of the fruit; ascending; --
           said of the radicle.
    {Superior conjunction}, {Superior planets}, etc. See
       {Conjunction}, {Planet}, etc.
    {Superior figure}, {Superior letter} (Print.), a figure or
       letter printed above the line, as a reference to a note or
       an index of a power, etc; as, in x^{2} + y^{n}, 2 is a
       superior figure, n a superior letter. Cf. {Inferior
       figure}, under {Inferior}.
  2. \Su*pe"ri*or\, n.
    1. One who is above, or surpasses, another in rank, station,
       office, age, ability, or merit; one who surpasses in what
       is desirable; as, Addison has no superior as a writer of
       pure English.
    2. (Eccl.) The head of a monastery, convent, abbey, or the
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Of an ovary, borne above the level of attachment of the other floral parts, or above the base of a cup (hypanthium) that is free from the ovary and bears the perianth segments and stamens. Compare inferior.