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superior US English

Higher in rank, status, or quality

Superior US English

A port city in northwestern Wisconsin, on Lake Superior, adjacent to Duluth in Minnesota; population 26,223 (est. 2008)

superior US Thesaurus

a superior officer

superior New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

another term for superscript

Superior, Lake US English

The largest of the five Great Lakes of North America, on the border between Canada and the US. With an area of 31,800 square miles (82,350 sq km), it is the largest freshwater lake in the world

Lady Superior US English

The head of a convent or nunnery in certain orders

Mother Superior US English

The head of a female religious community

superior court US English

(In many states of the US) a court of appeals or a court of general jurisdiction

superior planet US English

Any of the planets (Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune) whose orbits are further from the sun than the Earth’s

Mother Superior New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

head of a female religious community

superior conjunction US English

A conjunction of Mercury or Venus with the sun, when the planet and the earth are on opposite sides of the sun

superior to in superior US English

Above yielding to or being influenced by

mother superior in Mother Superior US English

The head of a female religious community

Mother in mother US English

(Especially as a title or form of address) the head of a female religious community

vena cava US English

A large vein carrying deoxygenated blood into the heart. There are two in humans, the inferior vena cava (carrying blood from the lower body) and the superior vena cava (carrying blood from the head, arms, and upper body)

superior vena cava in vena cava US English

A large vein carrying deoxygenated blood into the heart. There are two in humans, the inferior vena cava (carrying blood from the lower body) and the superior vena cava (carrying blood from the head, arms, and upper body)


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