superior

/səˈpɪəriə / (say suh'pearreeuh), /su- / (say sooh-)

adjective
1. higher in station, rank, degree, or grade: a superior officer.
2. above the average in excellence, merit, intelligence, etc.
3. of higher grade or quality.
4. greater in quantity or amount: superior numbers.
5. showing a consciousness or feeling of being above others in such respects: superior airs.
6. Botany
a. situated above some other organ.
b. (of a calyx) seeming to originate from the top of the ovary.
c. (of an ovary) free from the calyx.
7. Printing higher than the main line of type, as algebraic exponents, reference figures, etc.; superscript.
8. Astronomy
a. (of a planet) having an orbit outside that of the earth.
b. (of a conjunction of an inferior planet) denoting a conjunction in which the sun is between the earth and the planet.
noun
9. someone superior to another or others.
10. Printing a superior letter or figure.
11. Ecclesiastical the head of a monastery, convent, or the like.
phrase
12. superior to, not yielding or susceptible to: to be superior to temptation.
{Middle English, from Latin, comparative of superus above}
superiorly, adverb

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Superior — may refer to:Place names*Lake Superior, the largest of the North American Great Lakes;United States *Superior, Arizona *Superior, Colorado *Superior, Iowa *Superior Township, Chippewa County, Michigan *Superior Township, Washtenaw County,… …   Wikipedia

  • Superior — Superior, WI U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 500 Housing Units (2000): 210 Land area (2000): 1.235471 sq. miles (3.199855 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.007935 sq. miles (0.020551 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.243406 sq. miles (3.220406 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Superior — (lateinisch ‚oberhalb‘) steht für: eine der Lage und Richtungsbezeichnungen in der Anatomie ein Zusatzprädikat bei der Hotelklassifikation, siehe Hotelstern verschiedene Leitungsämter in der römisch katholischen Kirche, namentlich: den Oberen in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Superior — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • superior — adjetivo 1. Que está más alto o por encima de otra cosa de la misma clase: estantería superior, piso superior, nivel superior. labio superior. 2. Que sobresale entre las cosas de su misma clase por su calidad, importancia o categoría:… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • superior — (Del lat. superĭor). 1. adj. Dicho de una cosa: Que está más alta y en lugar preeminente respecto de otra. 2. Dicho de una persona: Que tiene otras a su cargo. U. t. c. s. m.) 3. Dicho de una cosa: Más excelente y digna, respecto de otras de… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • superior — su·pe·ri·or adj: of higher status, rank, or priority Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. superior I …   Law dictionary

  • Superior, WI — U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 500 Housing Units (2000): 210 Land area (2000): 1.235471 sq. miles (3.199855 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.007935 sq. miles (0.020551 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.243406 sq. miles (3.220406 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • superior — is not a true comparative (like better or greater, for example) and is followed by to, not than: • The taste of an open mushroom grilled with garlic, parsley and butter is so splendid, and superior to snails given the same treatment Times, 1980.… …   Modern English usage

  • superior — (adj.) late 14c., higher in position, from O.Fr. superior, from L. superiorem (nom. superior) higher, comparative of superus situated above, upper, from super above, over (see SUPER (Cf. super )). Meaning higher in rank or dignity is attested… …   Etymology dictionary

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