[ suh-peer-ee-er, soo- ]
/ səˈpɪər i ər, sʊ- /
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.
a port in NW Wisconsin, on Lake Superior.
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British Dictionary definitions for lake superior (1 of 2)
/ (suːˈpɪərɪə) /
greater in quality, quantity, etc
of high or extraordinary worth, merit, etc
higher in rank or statusa superior tribunal
displaying a conscious sense of being above or better than others; supercilious
(often postpositive foll by to) not susceptible (to) or influenced (by)
placed higher up; situated further from the base
- (of a planet) having an orbit further from the sun than the orbit of the earth
- (of a conjunction) occurring when the sun lies between the earth and an inferior planet
(of a plant ovary) situated above the calyx and other floral parts
anatomy (of one part in relation to another) situated above or higher
printing (of a character) written or printed above the line; superscript
a person or thing of greater rank or quality
printing a character set in a superior position
(often capital) the head of a community in a religious order
Derived Formssuperioress, fem nsuperiority (suːˌpɪərɪˈɒrɪtɪ), nounsuperiorly, adverb
Word Origin for superior
C14: from Latin, from superus placed above, from super above
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
British Dictionary definitions for lake superior (2 of 2)
/ (suːˈpɪərɪə, sjuː-) /
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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Medicine definitions for lake superior
[ su-pîr′ē-ər ]
Higher than another in rank, station, or authority.
Situated above or directed upward.
Situated nearer the top of the head.
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Culture definitions for lake superior
The largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Superior is the largest, highest in elevation, and deepest of the Great Lakes.
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