a.1.More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part of an image.
2.Higher in rank or office; more exalted in dignity; as, a superior officer; a superior degree of nobility.
3.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.
4.Beyond the power or influence of; too great or firm to be subdued or affected by; - with to.
5.More comprehensive; as a term in classification; as, a genus is superior to a species.
6.(Bot.) 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.
Superior conjunction
etc. See Conjunction, Planet, etc.
Superior figure
(Print.) a figure or letter printed above the line, as a reference to a note or an index of a power, etc; as, in x2 + yn, 2 is a superior figure, n a superior letter. Cf. Inferior figure, under Inferior.
n.1.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.
2.(Eccl.) The head of a monastery, convent, abbey, or the like.
Noun1.superior - one of greater rank or station or quality
inferior - one of lesser rank or station or quality
2.superior - the head of a religious community
3.superior - a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
Synonyms: victor, master
4.Superior - the largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes
Synonyms: Lake Superior
5.Superior - a town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth
6.superior - a character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character
Synonyms: superscript
Adj.1.superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"
inferior - of low or inferior quality
2.superior - of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior officer"
inferior - of or characteristic of low rank or importance
3.superior - (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by; "overcome by a superior opponent"; "trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law"
4.superior - written or printed above and to one side of another character
Synonyms: superscript
5.superior - having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit; "Mars and Jupiter are the closest in of the superior planets"
inferior - having an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit; "Mercury and Venus are inferior planets"
6.superior - having a higher rank; "superior officer"
7.superior - (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"

SUPERIOR. One who has a right to command; one who holds a superior rank; as, a soldier is bound to obey his superior.
     2. In estates, some are superior to others; an estate entitled to a servitude or easement over another estate, is called the superior or dominant, and the other the inferior or servient estate. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 1612.
     3. Of courts, some are supreme or superior, possessing in general appellate jurisdiction, either by writ of error or by appeal; 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 2527; the others are called inferior courts.

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