HyperDic: superior

English > 13 senses of the word superior / Superior:
ADJECTIVEallsuperiorof high or superior quality or performance
allsuperiorof or characteristic of high rank or importance
allsuperior(sometimes followed by 'to') not subject to or influenced by
allsuperior, superscriptwritten or printed above and to one side of another character
allsuperiorhaving an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit
allsuperior, ranking, higher-rankinghaving a higher rank
allsuperior(often followed by 'to') above being affected or influenced by
NOUNperson superior, higher-up, superordinateone of greater rank or station or quality
person superiorthe head of a religious community
person superior, victor, mastera combatant who is able to defeat rivals
objectSuperior, Lake Superiorthe largest freshwater lake in the world
locationSuperiora town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth
communicationsuperior, superscripta character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character
superior / Superior > pronunciation
Soundssuwpih'riyer
Rhymesanterior ... worrier: 48 rhymes with iyer...
English > superior: 13 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf high or superior quality or performance.
Examples
  • "superior wisdom derived from experience"
  • "superior math students"
Attribute ofquality, caliber, calibreA degree or grade of excellence / excellence or worth
Narrowerace, A-one, crack, first-rate, super, tiptop, topnotch, top-notch, topsOf the highest quality
bannerunusually good
blue-ribbon, selectselected or chosen for special qualifications
boss, bragexceptionally good
brilliant, superbOf surpassing excellence
capitalfirst-rate
choice, prime, prize, quality, selectOf superior grade
classicConsidered of the highest quality and lasting significance or worth
excellent, first-class, fantabulous, splendid, rippingVery good
gilt-edgedOf the highest quality or value
greatest, sterling, superlativeHighest in quality
high-performancemodified to give superior performance
out of the ordinary, out of this worldExceptionally or unusually good
outstandingdistinguished from others in excellence
premiumHaving or reflecting superior quality or value
pukka, puckaabsolutely first class and genuine
shiningmarked by exceptional merit
spiffingexcellent or splendid
supremeHighest in excellence or achievement
top-flight, top-hole, toppingexcellent
transcendent, surpassingExceeding or surpassing usual / usual limits especially in excellence
weapons-gradeOf a quality adequate for use in weapons (especially in weapons of mass destruction)
well-madeskillfully constructed
See alsobest(superlative of 'good') having the most positive qualities
extraordinaryBeyond what is ordinary or usual / usual
OppositeinferiorOf low or inferior quality
Spanishsuperior
Catalansuperior
Nounssuperioritythe quality of being superior
English > superior: 13 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf or characteristic of high rank or importance.
Example"a superior ruler"
Narrowerarch, condescending, patronizing, patronising(used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
eminent, highstanding above others in quality or position
high-level, high-ranking, upper-levelAt an elevated level in rank or importance
leading, preeminentGreatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement
majestic, olympianmajestic in manner or bearing
superordinateOf higher ... / higher rank or status or value
uppersuperior in rank or accomplishment
See alsodominantExercising influence or control
highGreater than normal in degree or intensity or amount
OppositeinferiorOf or characteristic of low rank or importance
Spanishsuperior
Catalansuperior
Nounssuperioritythe quality of being at a competitive advantage
English > superior: 13 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(sometimes followed by 'to') not subject to or influenced by.
Examples
  • "overcome by a superior opponent"
  • "trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law"
BroaderdominantExercising influence or control
Spanishsuperior
Catalansuperior
Nounssuperioritythe state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual / usual limits
English > superior: 13 senses > adjective 4
MeaningWritten or printed above and to one side of another character.
Synonymsuperscript
Categoryprinting, printing processreproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
OppositeadscriptWritten or printed immediately following another character and aligned with it
subscript, inferiorWritten or printed below and to one side of another character
English > superior: 13 senses > adjective 5
MeaningHaving an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit.
Example"Mars and Jupiter are the closest in of the superior planets"
Categoryastronomy, uranologyThe branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
OppositeinferiorHaving an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit
English > superior: 13 senses > adjective 6
MeaningHaving a higher rank.
Example"superior officer"
Synonymsranking, higher-ranking
Broaderseniorolder
Nounssuperioritythe quality of being at a competitive advantage
English > superior: 13 senses > adjective 7
Meaning(often followed by 'to') above being affected or influenced by.
Examples
  • "he is superior to fear"
  • "an ignited firework proceeds superior to circumstances until its blazing vitality fades"
BroaderunaffectedUndergoing no change when acted upon
English > superior: 13 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningOne of greater rank or station or quality.
Synonymshigher-up, superordinate
NarrowerbetterA superior person having claim to precedence
godA man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people
supervisorOne who supervises or has charge and direction of
BroaderleaderA person who rules or guides or inspires others
OppositeinferiorOne of lesser rank or station or quality
Spanishsuperior
Catalansuperior
English > superior: 13 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningThe head of a religious community.
Narrowerabbess, mother superior, prioressThe superior of a group of nuns
abbot, archimandriteThe superior of an abbey of monks
priorThe head of a religious order
BroaderreligiousA member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
Spanishsuperior
Catalansuperior
English > superior: 13 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA combatant who is able to defeat rivals.
Synonymsvictor, master
Narrowerconqueror, vanquishersomeone who is victorious by force of arms
Broadercombatant, battler, belligerent, fighter, scrappersomeone who fights (or is fighting)
Spanishvencedor
Catalanvencedor
English > Superior: 13 senses > noun 4, object
MeaningThe largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes.
SynonymLake Superior
Instance oflakeA body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
Part ofGreat LakesA group of five large, interconnected lakes in central North America
SpanishLago Superior
CatalanLlac Superior
English > Superior: 13 senses > noun 5, location
MeaningA town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth.
Instance oftownAn urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city
Part ofWisconsin, Badger State, WI, Wis., Wisc.A midwestern state in north central United States
English > superior: 13 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningA character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character.
Synonymsuperscript
Broadercharacter, graph, grapheme, graphic symbolA written symbol that is used to represent speech
Oppositesubscript, inferiorA character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character
Spanishsuperíndice
Catalansuperíndex

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