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Superior meaning

superior - 16 dictionary results

  1. 1. of high or superior quality or performance; " superior wisdom derived from experience"; " superior math students"
  2. 2. having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit; " Mars and Jupiter are the closest in of the superior planets"
  3. 3. written or printed above and to one side of another character
  4. 4. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part of an image.
  5. 5. Higher in rank or office; more exalted in dignity; as, a superior officer; a superior degree of nobility.
  6. 6. 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 bravery.
  7. 7. Beyond the power or influence of; too great or firm to be subdued or affected by; -- with to.
  8. 8. More comprehensive; as a term in classification; as, a genus is superior to a species.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. Belonging to the part of an axillary flower which is toward the main stem; posterior.
  11. 11. Pointing toward the apex of the fruit; ascending; -- said of the radicle.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. The head of a monastery, convent, abbey, or the like.
  14. 14. Higher; surpassing others; above the influence of.
  15. 15. One superior to others; chief.
  16. 16. Superiority.

superior - examples of usage

  1. He regarded it as quite superior to the rifle. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. The Mother Superior will write you in a few days, telling you when and how to come. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. There's only one other word for it, which begins with the same letter, and the superior kind of private doesn't use it in ladies' society.... - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
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