- 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.
- 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
- 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)
Word Origin and History for lake-superior
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).
- Higher than another in rank, station, or authority.
- Situated above or directed upward.
- Situated nearer the top of the head.