higher in station, rank, degree, importance, etc.:
a superior officer.
above the average in excellence, merit, intelligence, etc.:
superior math students.
of higher grade or quality:
greater in quantity or amount:
showing a consciousness or feeling of being better than or above others:
not yielding or susceptible (usually followed by to):
to be superior to temptation.
higher in place or position:
We moved our camp to superior ground.
situated above some other organ.
(of a calyx) seeming to originate from the top of the ovary.
(of an ovary) free from the calyx.
higher in place or position; situated above another.
toward the head.
Compare inferior (def 7).
Printing. written or printed high on a line of text, as the “2” in a 2 b; superscript.
Compare inferior (def 9).
one superior to another.
Also called superscript. Printing. a superior letter, number, or symbol.
Compare inferior (def 11).
Ecclesiastical. the head of a monastery, convent, or the like.
Lake, a lake in the N central United States and S Canada: the northernmost of the Great Lakes; the largest body of fresh water in the world. 350 miles (564 km) long; 31,820 sq. mi. (82,415 sq. km); greatest depth, 1290 feet (393 meters); 602 feet (183 meters) above sea level.
a port in NW Wisconsin, on Lake Superior.
greater in quality, quantity, etc
of high or extraordinary worth, merit, etc
higher in rank or status: a superior tribunal
displaying a conscious sense of being above or better than others; supercilious
(often postpositive) foll by to. not susceptible (to) or influenced (by)
placed higher up; situated further from the base
(of a planet) having an orbit further from the sun than the orbit of the earth
(of a conjunction) occurring when the sun lies between the earth and an inferior planet
(of a plant ovary) situated above the calyx and other floral parts
(anatomy) (of one part in relation to another) situated above or higher
(printing) (of a character) written or printed above the line; superscript
a person or thing of greater rank or quality
(printing) a character set in a superior position
(often capital) the head of a community in a religious order
Lake Superior, a lake in the N central US and S Canada: one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world and westernmost of the Great Lakes. Area: 82 362 sq km (31 800 sq miles)
superior su·pe·ri·or (su-pēr’ē-ər)
Higher than another in rank, station, or authority.
Situated above or directed upward.
Situated nearer the top of the head.
- Superior alveolar nerve
superior alveolar nerve n. Any of three branches of the maxillary nerve, designated posterior, middle, and anterior, that enter the maxilla to supply the upper teeth and the gingiva.
- Superior anastomotic vein
superior anastomotic vein n. A large communicating vein between the superficial middle cerebral vein and the superior sagittal sinus, passing upward from the lateral sulcus and often following the line of the central sulcus.
- Superior artery of knee
superior artery of knee n. An artery with origin in the popliteal artery, with distribution to the knee joint, and with anastomoses to the circumflex femoral, tibial, and lateral inferior genicular arteries; lateral superior artery of knee. An artery with origin in the popliteal artery, with distribution to the knee joint, and with anastomoses to […]
- Superior basal vein
superior basal vein n. A tributary to the common basal vein, draining the lateral and anterior part of the inferior lobe of each lung.