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Definition of Superior

Superior

  1. More elevated in place or position; higher; upper; as, the superior limb of the sun; the superior part of an image.
  2. Higher in rank or office; more exalted in dignity; as, a superior officer; a superior degree of nobility.
  3. Higher or greater in excellence; surpassing others in the greatness, or value of any quality; greater in quality or degree; as, a man of superior merit; or of superior bravery.
  4. Beyond the power or influence of; too great or firm to be subdued or affected by; -- with to.
  5. More comprehensive; as a term in classification; as, a genus is superior to a species.
  6. Above the ovary; -- said of parts of the flower which, although normally below the ovary, adhere to it, and so appear to originate from its upper part; also of an ovary when the other floral organs are plainly below it in position, and free from it.
  7. Belonging to the part of an axillary flower which is toward the main stem; posterior.
  8. Pointing toward the apex of the fruit; ascending; -- said of the radicle.
  9. One who is above, or surpasses, another in rank, station, office, age, ability, or merit; one who surpasses in what is desirable; as, Addison has no superior as a writer of pure English.
  10. The head of a monastery, convent, abbey, or the like.

Superior Quotations

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William Arthur Ward

Segregation is that which is forced upon an inferior by a superior. Separation is done voluntarily by two equals.
Malcolm X

Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
John D. Rockefeller

The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.
Samuel Adams

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
Confucius
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Superior Translations

superior in Danish is chef
superior in Dutch is opperste, prevalent, superieur
superior in French is meilleur
superior in Latin is supernus
superior in Spanish is magistrado, superior
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