More elevated in place; higher; upper: as, the superior limb of the sun: opposed to inferior.In anatomy and zoology, upper in relative position or direction; uppermost with regard to something else: correlated with anterior, inferior, and posterior.In botany: Placed higher, as noting the relative position of the calyx and ovary: thus, the ovary is superior when the calyx is quite free from it, as normally; the calyx is superior when from being adnate to the ovary it appears to spring from its top.Next the axis; belonging to the part of an axillary flower which is toward the main stem. Also called posterior.Pointing toward the apex of the fruit; ascending: said of the radicle.Higher in rank or office; more exalted in dignity: as, a superior officer; a superior degree of nobility.Higher or greater in respect to some quality or property; possessed or manifested in a higher (or, absolutely, very high) degree: applied to persons and things, and to their qualities and properties; surpassing others in the greatness, goodness, extent, or value of any quality; in mathematics, greater.Being beyond the power or influence of something; too great or firm to be subdued or affected by something; above: used only predicatively or appositively: with to: as, a man superior to revenge. Sometimes used sarcastically, as of an assumed quality, without to: as, he smiled with a superior air.In logic, less in comprehension; loss determinate; having less depth, and consequently commonly wider.Synonyms Paramount, surpassing, predominant.n. One who is superior to or above another; one who is higher or greater than another, as in social station, rank, office, dignity, power, or ability.n. Specifically The chief of a monastery, convent, or abbey.n. In Scots law, one who or whoso predecessor has made an original grant of heritable property on condition that the grantee, termed the vassal, shall annually pay to him a certain sum (commonly called feu-duty) or perform certain services.n. In printing, a small figure or letter standing above or near the top of the line, used as a mark of reference or for other purposes: thus, x, a; so back, back, and other homonyms as distinguished in this dictionary.