- 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
Related formssu·pe·ri·or·ly, adverbqua·si-su·pe·ri·or, adjectiveun·su·pe·ri·or, adjectiveun·su·pe·ri·or·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for superiorly
Then the phone clicked most savagely and ominously and superiorly at the other end.Twelve Men|Theodore Dreiser
He tried to say it superiorly, paternally, as an older man might have said it—and was not altogether successful.The Quickening|Francis Lynde
In certain species these processes are attached only by their bases, and are separated from each other superiorly.Artistic Anatomy of Animals|douard Cuyer
When the whaleboat was alongside, he descended into it first, superiorly, then invited Nau-hau to accompany him.Jerry of the Islands|Jack London
You may say, superiorly: "He has expressed himself clumsily, but I can see what he means."Literary Taste: How to Form It|Arnold Bennett
British Dictionary definitions for superiorly (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