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Adjective: superior  sû'peer-ee-u(r)
  1. Of high or superior quality or performance
    "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior maths students"
     
  2. Of or characteristic of high rank or importance
    "a superior ruler"
     
  3. (sometimes followed by 'to') not subject to or influenced by
    "overcome by a superior opponent"; "trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law"
     
  4. (printing) written or printed above and to one side of another character
    - superscript
     
  5. (astronomy) having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit
    "Mars and Jupiter are the closest in of the superior planets"
     
  6. Having a higher rank
    "superior officer";
    - ranking, higher-ranking
     
  7. (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"
Noun: superior  sû'peer-ee-u(r)
  1. One of greater rank, station or quality
    - higher-up, superordinate
     
  2. The head of a religious community
     
  3. A combatant who is able to defeat rivals
    - victor, master
     
  4. A character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character
    - superscript
Noun: Superior
  1. A town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth
     
  2. The largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes
    - Lake Superior

Derived forms: superiors

See also: ace, amazeballs [non-standard, informal], A-one, arch, awesome [informal], banner, beaut [Austral, NZ], best, blue-ribbon [N. Amer], boss [N. Amer], brag [N. Amer], brilliant, caliber [US], calibre [Brit, Cdn], capital [Brit], choice, condescending, crack, dominant, eminent, excellent, fantabulous, first-class, first-rate, gilt-edged, greatest, high, high-level, high-performance, high-ranking, leading, magnificent, majestic, marquee [N. Amer], olympian, outstanding, patronising [Brit], patronizing, preeminent, pre-eminent, premium, prime, prize, prominent, pucka, pukka, quality, select, senior, shining, spiffing [Brit], splendid, sterling, super, superb, superlative, superordinate, supreme, surpassing, tiptop, top-drawer, top-flight [Brit], top-hole [Brit], topnotch, top-notch, topping [Brit, archaic], tops, transcendent, unaffected, upper, upper-level, weapons-grade, well-made

Type of: battler, belligerent, character, combatant, fighter, grapheme, graphic symbol, lake, leader, religious, scrapper, town

Antonym: inferior

Part of: Badger State, Great Lakes, WI, Wisconsin

Encyclopedia: Superior, WI