Definition of Mother Superior in English:

Mother Superior

Line breaks: Mother Su|per¦ior

noun

The head of a female religious community.
More example sentences
  • Six weeks later I had a distressed call from the Mother Superior of the convent, saying, ‘What am I to do?’
  • Here we have a naive young nun, Maria, who is cast out by her Mother Superior to see what the outside world is like by helping a middle-aged widower, Captain Von Trapp, rear his seven children and thwart his Nazi induction.
  • She responded with the look of a Mother Superior who's just discovered a novice nun secretly leafing through a lingerie magazine.

More definitions of Mother Superior

Definition of Mother Superior in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day semblance
Pronunciation: ˈsɛmbləns
noun
the outward appearance or apparent form of something…