|1.||[ adjective ] of high or superior quality or performance|
"superior wisdom derived from experience" "superior math students"
|Related terms:||inferior fine excellent excellent brilliant outstanding a-one choice ace shining supreme well-made greatest well-made premium blue-ribbon transcendent top-flight spiffing gilt-edged boss capital weapons-grade champion pukka high-performance banner best quality|
|2.||[ adjective ] of or characteristic of high rank or importance|
"a superior officer"
|Related terms:||inferior eminent commanding arch greatest majestic high-level master upper superordinate high dominant|
|3.||[ noun ] (religion) the head of a religious community|
|Related terms:||religious abbot better prior abbess|
|4.||[ noun ] one of greater rank or station or quality|
|Related terms:||inferior leader supervisor god|
|5.||[ adjective ] (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by|
"overcome by a superior opponent" "trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law"
|6.||[ adjective ] (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"
|7.||[ noun ] a combatant who is able to defeat rivals|
|Related terms:||combatant conqueror|
|8.||[ noun ] (government,geography) a town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth|
|Related terms:||town Wisconsin|
|9.||[ adjective ] (astronomy) having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit|
"Mars and Jupiter are the closest in of the superior planets"
|Related terms:||inferior astronomy|
|10.||[ adjective ] (printing) written or printed above and to one side of another character|
|Related terms:||subscript adscript printing|
|11.||[ adjective ] having a higher rank|
|12.||[ noun ] (geography) the largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes|
|Related terms:||lake Great_Lakes|
|13.||[ noun ] a character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character|
|Related terms:||subscript character|