- situated above some other organ.
- (of a calyx) seeming to originate from the top of the ovary.
- (of an ovary) free from the calyx.
- higher in place or position; situated above another.
- toward the head.Compare inferior (def. 7).
Origin of superior
OTHER WORDS FROM superiorsu·pe·ri·or·ly, adverbqua·si-su·pe·ri·or, adjectiveun·su·pe·ri·or, adjectiveun·su·pe·ri·or·ly, adverb
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Other definitions for superior (2 of 2)
Origin of Superior
How to use superior in a sentence
It’s one of the best ice picks available for all-around use thanks to its 5-½-inch blade that runs through the length of the handle for superior control and strength.Best ice pick: A versatile winter tool for camping and more|PopSci Commerce Team|February 25, 2021|Popular-Science
Lithium-metal batteries were far superior to lead-acid batteries, but they also had inherent drawbacks the Exxon team had never resolved, including their habit of sparking fires in the lab.Novel lithium-metal batteries will drive the switch to electric cars|Katie McLean|February 24, 2021|MIT Technology Review
Compared to humans, Methanians had superior hearing, vocal range, and sight, including x-ray vision.
While Big Tech collects consumer data to support their advertising revenue, banks can win the hearts of consumers by collecting data to drive personalization and superior UXs.Fintech companies must balance the pursuit of profit against ethical data usage|Walter Thompson|February 19, 2021|TechCrunch
I’m also interested in product and design-centric teams using superior UX to democratize something that previously was limited to a privileged few.8 investors discuss Stockholm’s maturing startup ecosystem|Mike Butcher|February 19, 2021|TechCrunch
On Dec. 30, she filed a similar lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court.Ex-CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s Battle Royale With the Feds|Lloyd Grove|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And of those who transform themselves into masters and believe themselves superior to others, rather than at their service.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hitchcock sends the script--unread--to Thom Mount and his superior, Ned Tanen.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The essence of nearly every Disney film is that women need saving, preferably by a man from a superior social and economic class.
Virginia Woolf loved Wuthering Heights and considered Emily Brontë superior to her sister Charlotte.
The Mexicans, far superior in numbers, received every moment accessions to their strength.
In Paris, Joachim soon found that the royal road to success lay in denouncing loudly all superior officers of lack of patriotism.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
His superior talents and untiring industry were under the direction of philanthropic and Christian impulses.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Not to smoke at all in the presence of a superior, is held the most delicate homage which can be paid him.
With little hesitation she did so, in view of the immensely superior force displayed.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
British Dictionary definitions for superior (1 of 2)
- (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