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Definition 1: a character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for superior in the sense of this definition

(superior is a kind of ...) a written symbol that is used to represent speech

"the Greek alphabet has 24 characters"

Definition 2: a town in northwest Wisconsin on Lake Superior across from Duluth - [noun denoting location]

(superior is an instance of ...) an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city

"they drive through town on their way to work"

(... is part of superior) a midwestern state in north central United States

Definition 3: the largest freshwater lake in the world; the deepest of the Great Lakes - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for superior in the sense of this definition

(superior is an instance of ...) a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land

(... is part of superior) a group of five large, interconnected lakes in central North America

Definition 4: one of greater rank or station or quality - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for superior in the sense of this definition

(superior is a kind of ...) a person who rules or guides or inspires others

(... is a kind of superior ) a superior person having claim to precedence

"the common man has been kept in his place by his betters"

(... is a kind of superior ) a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people

"he was a god among men"

(... is a kind of superior ) one who supervises or has charge and direction of

Definition 5: the head of a religious community - [noun denoting person]

(superior is a kind of ...) a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience

(... is a kind of superior ) the superior of a group of nuns

(... is a kind of superior ) the superior of an abbey of monks

(... is a kind of superior ) the head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot

Definition 6: a combatant who is able to defeat rivals - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for superior in the sense of this definition

(superior is a kind of ...) someone who fights (or is fighting)

(... is a kind of superior ) someone who is victorious by force of arms

Definition 7: written or printed above and to one side of another character - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for superior in the sense of this definition

(superior belongs to category ...) reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication

Definition 8: of or characteristic of high rank or importance - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where superior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a superior ruler

(superior is similar to ...) (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension

(superior is similar to ...) standing above others in quality or position

"people in high places" "the high priest" "eminent members of the community"

(superior is similar to ...) greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement

"our greatest statesmen" "the country's leading poet" "a preeminent archeologist"

(superior is similar to ...) at an elevated level in rank or importance

"a high-level official" "a high-level corporate briefing" "upper-level management"

(superior is similar to ...) majestic in manner or bearing; superior to mundane matters

"his majestic presence" "olympian detachment" "olympian beauty and serene composure"

(superior is similar to ...) of higher rank or status or value

(superior is similar to ...) superior in rank or accomplishment

"the upper half of the class"

(means also ...) exercising influence or control

"television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion" "the dominant partner in the marriage"

(means also ...) greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount

"a high temperature" "a high price" "the high point of his career" "high risks" "has high hopes" "the river is high" "he has a high opinion of himself"

Definition 9: of high or superior quality or performance - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where superior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • superior wisdom derived from experience
  • superior math students

(superior is similar to ...) skillfully constructed

(superior is similar to ...) considered of the highest quality and lasting significance or worth

"a classic car" "`War and Peace' is a classic novel"

(superior is similar to ...) exceptionally or unusually good

"the food here is out of this world"

(superior is similar to ...) having or reflecting superior quality or value

"premium gasoline at a premium price"

(superior is similar to ...) absolutely first class and genuine

"pukka sahib" "pukka quarters with a swarm of servants"

(superior is similar to ...) marked by exceptional merit

"had shining virtues and few faults" "a shining example"

(superior is similar to ...) excellent or splendid

"that's a perfectly spiffing idea"

(superior is similar to ...) highest in excellence or achievement

"supreme among musicians" "a supreme endeavor" "supreme courage"

(superior is similar to ...) excellent; best possible

(superior is similar to ...) exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence

(superior is similar to ...) of a quality adequate for use in weapons (especially in weapons of mass destruction)

"weapons-grade plutonium" "weapons-grade anthrax"

(superior is similar to ...) distinguished from others in excellence

"did outstanding work in human relations" "an outstanding war record"

(superior is similar to ...) modified to give superior performance

"a high-performance car"

(superior is similar to ...) highest in quality

(superior is similar to ...) of the highest quality

"an ace reporter" "a crack shot" "a first-rate golfer" "a super party" "played top-notch tennis" "an athlete in tiptop condition" "she is absolutely tops"

(superior is similar to ...) unusually good; outstanding

"a banner year for the company"

(superior is similar to ...) selected or chosen for special qualifications

"the blue-ribbon event of the season"

(superior is similar to ...) exceptionally good

"a boss hand at carpentry" "his brag cornfield"

(superior is similar to ...) of surpassing excellence

"a brilliant performance" "a superb actor"

(superior is similar to ...) first-rate

"a capital fellow" "a capital idea"

(superior is similar to ...) of superior grade

"choice wines" "prime beef" "prize carnations" "quality paper" "select peaches"

(superior is similar to ...) very good; of the highest quality

"made an excellent speech" "he was a splendid teacher" "a first-class mind"

(superior is similar to ...) of the highest quality or value

"gilt-edged securities" "gilt-edged credentials"

(means also ...) (superlative of `good') having the most positive qualities

"the best film of the year" "the best solution" "the best time for planting" "wore his best suit"

(... are attributes of superior) a degree or grade of excellence or worth

"the quality of students has risen" "an executive of low caliber"

Definition 10: having an orbit farther from the sun than the Earth's orbit - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where superior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Mars and Jupiter are the closest in of the superior planets

(superior belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Definition 11: (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where superior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • overcome by a superior opponent
  • trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law

(superior is similar to ...) exercising influence or control

"television plays a dominant role in molding public opinion" "the dominant partner in the marriage"

Definition 12: having a higher rank - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where superior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • superior officer

Synonyms for superior in the sense of this definition

(superior is similar to ...) older; higher in rank; longer in length of tenure or service

"senior officer"

Definition 13: (often followed by `to') above being affected or influenced by - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where superior or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is superior to fear
  • an ignited firework proceeds superior to circumstances until its blazing vitality fades

(superior is similar to ...) undergoing no change when acted upon

"entirely unaffected by each other's writings" "fibers remained apparently unaffected by the treatment"

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