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Adjective: superior  sû'peer-ee-u(r)
  1. Of high or higher quality, standard 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. Having a higher rank
    "superior officer";
    - ranking, higher-ranking
  5. (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"
  6. (printing) written or printed above and to one side of another character
    - superscript
  7. (astronomy) having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit
    "Mars and Jupiter are the closest in of the superior planets"
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. The largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes
    - Lake Superior
  2. A town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth

Derived forms: superiors

See also: A1 [informal], ace [informal], A-one [informal], arch, awesome [informal], banner, beezer [UK, archaic], best, better, blue-ribbon [N. Amer], boss [N. Amer, informal], brag [N. Amer, informal], brilliant, caliber [US], calibre [Brit, Cdn], capital [Brit], choice, classic, condescending, crack [informal], dominant, eminent, excellent, fantabulous [informal], first-class, first-rate, gilt-edged, greatest, high, high-level, high-performance, high-ranking, leading, lush [Brit, informal], magnificent, majestic, marquee [N. Amer], mean [informal], olympian, out of the ordinary, out of this world, outstanding, patronising [Brit], patronizing, preeminent, pre-eminent, premium, prime, prize, prominent, pucka, pukka, quality, ripping [Brit, informal], select, senior, shining, spiffing [Brit, informal], splendid, stellar [informal], sterling, super, superb, superlative, superordinate, supreme, surpassing, tiptop, top-drawer, top-flight [Brit, informal], top-hole [Brit, informal], topnotch [informal], top-notch [informal], topping [Brit, archaic], tops [informal], transcendent, unaffected, upper, upper-level, weapons-grade, well-made

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

Antonym: adscript, inferior, subscript

Part of: Badger State, Great Lakes, WI, Wis., Wisc., Wisconsin

Encyclopedia: Superior, WV