- 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
Other definitions for superior (2 of 2)
Origin of Superior
How to use superior in a sentence
Peter Essele, head of portfolio management for Commonwealth Financial Network, believes JetBlue’s reputation for superior customer experience will give it an edge in the long term over more traditional carriers, well beyond the pandemic.
For diamonds, that superior imagery means Signet must take hundreds of pictures of an item to create a 360-degree composite photo so detailed that Drosos claims a customer can see better on the screen than in person.The company behind Kay and Zales wants to give jewelry shopping a pandemic-era makeover|Phil Wahba|November 12, 2020|Fortune
Cora’s 2018 title gives him a lifetime pass with Boston fans, and he was a highly popular figure with his players and his superiors alike.For the Red Sox, rehiring Alex Cora makes sense. But it doesn’t look good.|Dave Sheinin|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
Roberts had witnessed what he sensed was a “dry run” for the Audubon hit at another Malcolm speech days earlier and reported it to his superiors.
However, Davis was the superior rebounder and would always rebound any shot that either of them missed.
Even my knowledge of life is a work of art superiorly composed.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
“They are not afraid of being shot, Sahib,” said he, smiling superiorly.Cupid in Africa|P. C. Wren
Also in the axolotl, where there are douple pits, placed side by side, not only superiorly but at the same time inferiorly.On the Genesis of Species|St. George Mivart
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 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