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
Synonyms: superordinate higher-up
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"

Related terms: dominant
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"

Related terms: unaffected
7. [ noun ] a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
Synonyms: master victor
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
Synonyms: superscript
Related terms: subscript adscript printing
11. [ adjective ] having a higher rank
Synonyms: higher-ranking ranking

"superior officer"

Related terms: senior
12. [ noun ] (geography) the largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes
Synonyms: Lake_Superior
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
Synonyms: superscript
Related terms: subscript character
Similar spelling:   superiority