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Superior

[suh-peer-ee-er, soo-] /səˈpɪər i ər, sʊ-/
noun
1.
Lake, a lake in the N central United States and S Canada: the northernmost of the Great Lakes; the largest body of fresh water in the world. 350 miles (564 km) long; 31,820 sq. mi. (82,415 sq. km); greatest depth, 1290 feet (393 meters); 602 feet (183 meters) above sea level.
2.
a port in NW Wisconsin, on Lake Superior.
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British Dictionary definitions for lake-superior

superior

/suːˈpɪərɪə/
adjective
1.
greater in quality, quantity, etc
2.
of high or extraordinary worth, merit, etc
3.
higher in rank or status: a superior tribunal
4.
displaying a conscious sense of being above or better than others; supercilious
5.
(often postpositive) foll by to. not susceptible (to) or influenced (by)
6.
placed higher up; situated further from the base
7.
(astronomy)
  1. (of a planet) having an orbit further from the sun than the orbit of the earth
  2. (of a conjunction) occurring when the sun lies between the earth and an inferior planet
8.
(of a plant ovary) situated above the calyx and other floral parts
9.
(anatomy) (of one part in relation to another) situated above or higher
10.
(printing) (of a character) written or printed above the line; superscript
noun
11.
a person or thing of greater rank or quality
12.
(printing) a character set in a superior position
13.
(often capital) the head of a community in a religious order
Derived Forms
superioress, noun:feminine
superiority (suːˌpɪərɪˈɒrɪtɪ) noun
superiorly, adverb
Usage note
Superior should not be used with than: he is a better (not a superior) poet than his brother; his poetry is superior to (not superior than) his brother's
Word Origin
C14: from Latin, from superus placed above, from super above

Superior

/suːˈpɪərɪə; sjuː-/
noun
1.
Lake Superior, a lake in the N central US and S Canada: one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world and westernmost of the Great Lakes. Area: 82 362 sq km (31 800 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for lake-superior

superior

adj.

late 14c., "higher in position," from Old French superior, from Latin superiorem (nominative superior) "higher," comparative of superus "situated above, upper," from super "above, over" (see super-). Meaning "higher in rank or dignity" is attested from late 15c.; sense of "of a higher nature or character" is attested from 1530s. Original sense was preserved more strongly in French (cf. les étages supérieur "the upper stories"), and in Lake Superior, a loan-translation of French Lac Supérieur, literally "upper lake" (it has the highest elevation of the five Great Lakes).

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lake-superior in Medicine

superior su·pe·ri·or (su-pēr'ē-ər)
adj.

  1. Higher than another in rank, station, or authority.

  2. Situated above or directed upward.

  3. Situated nearer the top of the head.


su·pe'ri·or·ly adv.
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