Complete Definition of "superior"

English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-superior.ogg|Audio (US)

rhymes|ɪəriə(r)

Etymology
from Latin superus (high)

Adjective
en-adj

  1. higher in rank or quality.

#:Rebbecca had always thought shorts were far superior to pants, as they didn't constantly make her legs itch.

  1. located above

Translations
trans-top|higher in rank or quality
Arabic: ARchar|اجدر unicode|(’ájdar)
Chinese: 優越的, 优越的 (yōuyuè de)
Dutch: superieur
Finnish: ylempi, parempi, etevämpi
French: supérieur
German: höher, höherstehend
Greek: ανώτερος (anoteros) m
Hungarian: kiváló
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Italian: superiore
Japanese: 勝れた (すぐれた, sugureta)
Korean: 우수한 (usuhan)
Norwegian: overlegen
Portuguese: superior
Russian: высший (výsšij)
Spanish: superior
Swedish: överlägsen
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Noun
en-noun

  1. A person of higher rank or quality.
  2. The senior person in a monastic community.

Related terms
father superior
mother superior


Latin
Adjective
superior

  1. comparative form of superus

Category:Latin adjective comparative forms

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Revision and Credits for"superior"
  • 2007-10-30 01:14 - Stephen G. Brown - Reverted edits by [[Special:Contributions/69.50.59.110|69.50.59.110]] ([[User_talk:69.50.59.110|Talk]]); changed back to last version by [[User:Sewnmouthsecret|Sewnmouthsecret]]

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