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Meaning & Definition of Superior in English

English

Superior

/supɪriər/

noun

1. One of greater rank or station or quality

    synonym:
  • superior
  • ,
  • higher-up
  • ,
  • superordinate

2. The head of a religious community

    synonym:
  • superior

3. A combatant who is able to defeat rivals

    synonym:
  • victor
  • ,
  • master
  • ,
  • superior

4. The largest freshwater lake in the world

  • The deepest of the great lakes
    synonym:
  • Lake Superior
  • ,
  • Superior

5. A town in northwest wisconsin on lake superior across from duluth

    synonym:
  • Superior

6. A character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character

    synonym:
  • superscript
  • ,
  • superior

adjective

1. Of high or superior quality or performance

  • "Superior wisdom derived from experience"
  • "Superior math students"
    synonym:
  • superior

2. Of or characteristic of high rank or importance

  • "A superior ruler"
    synonym:
  • superior

3. (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by

  • "Overcome by a superior opponent"
  • "Trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law"
    synonym:
  • superior

4. Written or printed above and to one side of another character

    synonym:
  • superscript
  • ,
  • superior

5. Having an orbit farther from the sun than the earth's orbit

  • "Mars and jupiter are the closest in of the superior planets"
    synonym:
  • superior

6. Having a higher rank

  • "Superior officer"
    synonym:
  • ranking(a)
  • ,
  • superior
  • ,
  • 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"
    synonym:
  • superior(p)

Examples of using

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
She told her superior what she thought.
I have much studied both cats and philosophers. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.