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Definitions of superior

  1. one of greater rank or station or quality Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the head of a religious community Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. One superior to others; chief. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Superiority. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. One who is superior: a chief. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. having a higher rank; "superior officer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. (printing) written or printed above and to one side of another character Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. (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
  14. of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior officer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. (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
  16. (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
  17. of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. 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
  19. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part of an image. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. Higher in rank or office; more exalted in dignity; as, a superior officer; a superior degree of nobility. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. 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
  22. Beyond the power or influence of; too great or firm to be subdued or affected by; -- with to. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. More comprehensive; as a term in classification; as, a genus is superior to a species. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. 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
  25. Belonging to the part of an axillary flower which is toward the main stem; posterior. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. Pointing toward the apex of the fruit; ascending; -- said of the radicle. Newage Dictionary DB
  27. 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
  28. The head of a monastery, convent, abbey, or the like. Newage Dictionary DB
  29. 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.
  30. Higher; surpassing others; above the influence of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. Surpassing; more excellent; preferable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Higher; upper. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Upper; higher; growing or arising above another organ. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for superior

  1. Finally the ranchman's superior condition began to tell in his favor. – Hidden Gold by Wilder Anthony
  2. They were superior creatures but they were apt to be rather make- you- blinky creatures; that was the new perception. – This Freedom by A. S. M. Hutchinson
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