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Definitions of superior

  1. having a higher rank; "superior officer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. one of greater rank or station or quality Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (printing) written or printed above and to one side of another character Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the head of a religious community Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a combatant who is able to defeat rivals Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by; "overcome by a superior opponent"; "trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior officer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. (astronomy) having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit; "Mars and Jupiter are the closest in of the superior planets" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. (often followed by `to') above being affected or influenced by; "he is superior to fear"; "an ignited firework proceeds superior to circumstances until its blazing vitality fades" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit; "Mars and Jupiter are the closest in of the superior planets" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. written or printed above and to one side of another character Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part of an image. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. Higher in rank or office; more exalted in dignity; as, a superior officer; a superior degree of nobility. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. Beyond the power or influence of; too great or firm to be subdued or affected by; -- with to. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. More comprehensive; as a term in classification; as, a genus is superior to a species. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. Belonging to the part of an axillary flower which is toward the main stem; posterior. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. Pointing toward the apex of the fruit; ascending; -- said of the radicle. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. The head of a monastery, convent, abbey, or the like. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. Higher or above in place, rank, excellence, etc.; exceeding others; too fine or great to practice, or to feel the influence of: with to: as, superior to petty jealousies. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. One who surpasses another, as in rank or ability; head of a religious house. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. 1. Above in relation to another structure, higher. 2. Better, of more value. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  29. Applied to uppermost of several parts. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  30. Upper: higher in place, rank, or excellence: surpassing others:-beyond the influence of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. One superior to others: the chief of a monastery, etc., and of certain churches and colleges. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. Higher; surpassing others; above the influence of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. One superior to others; chief. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. Superiority. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. Surpassing; more excellent; preferable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. Higher; upper. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. One who is superior: a chief. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. Higher or above in place, rank, dignity, or excellence; surpassing others; being beyond the power or influence of. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. One superior to others; the chief of a monastery, convent or abbey. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. Higher; more elevated or exalted in place, rank, dignity, office, or excellence; preferable; unaffected or unconquered, as "a man superior to his sufferings"; in bot., placed above another organ-applied especially to indicate the position of the ovary with respect to the calyx. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. One of higher rank; one more excellent or more advanced than another; the chief or head of a monastery or convent; in Scot., one who has made the original grant of heritable property to a person called his vassal, which property is held by the vassal on certain stipulated conditions, as the payment of an annual fixed sum, or the performance of certain services. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. Upper; higher; growing or arising above another organ. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  43. [Latin] Upper; higher (anat.); growing or arising above another organ (bot.). na
  44. Beyond the power or influence of; too great or firm to be subdued or affected by; with to. dictgcide_fs
  45. 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. dictgcide_fs
  46. s[=u]-p[=e]'ri-or, adj. upper: higher in place, rank, or excellence: surpassing others: beyond the influence of: of wider application, generic: (print.) set above the level of the line.--n. one superior to others: the chief of a monastery, &c., and of certain churches and colleges: (Scots law) one who has made an original grant of heritable property to a tenant or vassal, on condition of a certain annual payment (feu-duty) or of the performance of certain services.--ns. SUP[=E]'RIORESS, a female superior or chief in a convent, nunnery, &c.; SUPERIOR'ITY, quality or state of being superior: pre-eminence: advantage: (Scots law) the right which the superior enjoys in the land held by the vassal.--adv. SUP[=E]'RIORLY, in a superior manner.--SUPERIOR PLANETS, those more distant from the sun than the earth. [L., comp. of superus, high--super, above.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  47. [Latin] Higher; the upper of two things or uppermost of three or more; as S. frontal convolution. S. maxilla. na
  48. Upper, in higher position, of higher rank, (s. officer, rank, court; s. LIMIT; s. genus, higher in the classificatory series& so more comprehensive; s. wings, folding over others; s. figures or letters, written or printed above the line; s. limb of sun &c., upper edge; ovary, calyx, is s., grows from the top of or above the other); better or greater in some respect, related as the better or greater to, (by s. wisdom, cunning, &c.; is s. in speed to any other machine; s. numbers, esp. more men or their presence, as was overcome by s. n.); of quality or qualities above the average, having or showing consciousness of such qualities, (made of s. leather; my cook is a very s. woman; s. persons, the better educated &c., also& usu. iron., prigs; he remarked with a s. air); above giving attention or yielding or making concessions to (s. to bribery, temptation, revenge, fortune; rise s. to, be unaffected by); hence or cogn. superiority (or -pe-) n., superiorly adv. (chiefly in describing position in Bot., An at., &c.). (N.) one\'s better, person s. to one, in rank or in some respect (is deferential to his ss.; you are my s. in ability& I yours in application; has no s. in courage); head of monastery &c. (often Father, Mother, Lady, S.), whence superioress n. (rare). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  49. Having a higher situation. American pocket medical dictionary.
  50. Situated on the upper portion of a part or organ. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  51. As a n. m., a muscle occupying a relatively high position. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  52. n. One who is more advanced in age ;-one who is more elevated in rank or office ;-one who surpasses others in dignity, excellence, or qualities of any kind ;-the chief of a monastery, convent, or abbey-;-in Scots’ law, the grantor of a feu or fief ;-a small letter or figure used as an exponent, or as a mark of reference, or for other purposes-so called from its position, standing above or near the top of the line, as a or 1. Cabinet Dictionary

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