Pronunciation: (su-pēr'ē-ur, soo-),[key] —adj. 1. higher in station, rank, degree, importance, etc.: a superior officer. 2. above the average in excellence, merit, intelligence, etc.: superior math students. 3. of higher grade or quality: superior merchandise. 4. greater in quantity or amount: superior numbers. 5. showing a consciousness or feeling of being better than or above others: superior airs. 6. not yielding or susceptible (usually fol. by to): to be superior to temptation. 7. higher in place or position: We moved our camp to superior ground. 8. Bot. a. situated above some other organ.
b. (of a calyx) seeming to originate from the top of the ovary.
c. (of an ovary) free from the calyx.
9. Anat.(of an organ or part)
a. higher in place or position; situated above another.
b. toward the head. Cf. inferior (def. 7).
10. Print.written or printed high on a line of text, as the “2” in a2b; superscript. Cf. inferior (def. 9).
—n. 1. one superior to another.
2. Also called superscript.Print.a superior letter, number, or symbol. Cf. inferior (def. 11).
3. Eccles.the head of a monastery, convent, or the like.
Pronunciation: (su-pēr'ē-ur, soo-),[key] —n. 1. Lake, a lake in the N central United States and S Canada: the northernmost of the Great Lakes; the largest body of fresh water in the world. 350 mi. (564 km) long; 31,820 sq. mi. (82,415 sq. km); greatest depth, 1290 ft. (393 m); 602 ft. (183 m) above sea level.
2. a port in NW Wisconsin, on Lake Superior. 29,571.