of the highest kind, quality, or order; surpassing all else or others; supreme; extreme:
Grammar. of, relating to, or noting the highest degree of the comparison of adjectives and adverbs, as smallest, best, and most carefully, the superlative forms of small, good, and carefully.
Compare comparative (def 4), positive (def 20).
being more than is proper or normal; exaggerated in language or style.
a superlative person or thing.
the utmost degree; acme.
the superlative degree.
a form in the superlative.
of outstanding quality, degree, etc; supreme
(grammar) denoting the form of an adjective or adverb that expresses the highest or a very high degree of quality. In English the superlative degree is usually marked by the suffix -est or the word most, as in loudest or most loudly Compare positive (sense 10), comparative (sense 3)
(of language or style) excessive; exaggerated
a thing that excels all others or is of the highest quality
(grammar) the superlative form of an adjective
the highest degree; peak
The form of an adjective indicating the greatest degree of the quality that the adjective describes. Best is the superlative form of good; fastest is the superlative form of fast; most charming is the superlative form of charming. The usual superlative takes the ending -est. (Compare comparative.)
- Superior sagittal sinus
superior sagittal sinus n. An unpaired dural sinus in the sagittal groove.
- Superior rectus muscle
superior rectus muscle n. A muscle with origin from the superior part of the common tendinous ring, with insertion into the superior part of the sclera of the eye, with nerve supply from the oculomotor nerve, and whose action directs the pupil upward and medialward.
- Superior rectal vein
superior rectal vein n. A vein that drains the greater part of the rectal venous plexus and ascends between layers of the mesorectum to the brim of the pelvis to become the inferior mesenteric vein.
noun 1. a race, class, or people considered superior to others.