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superior 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/səˈpi(ə)rēər/,
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Higher in rank, status, or quality,
  1. Higher in rank, status, or quality
    • - a superior officer
    • - it is superior to every other car on the road
  2. Of high standard or quality
    • - superior malt whiskeys
  3. Greater in size or power
    • - deploying superior force
  4. Above yielding to or being influenced by
    • - I felt superior to any accusation of anti-Semitism
  5. Having or showing an overly high opinion of oneself; supercilious
    • - that girl was frightfully superior
  6. Further above or out; higher in position

  7. (of a letter, figure, or symbol) Written or printed above the line

  8. (of a planet) Having an orbit further from the sun than the earth's

  9. (of the ovary of a flower) Situated above the sepals and petals

Noun
  1. A person or thing superior to another in rank, status, or quality, esp. a colleague in a higher position
    • - obeying their superiors' orders
  2. The head of a monastery or other religious institution

  3. A superior letter, figure, or symbol


  1. of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"
  2. one of greater rank or station or quality
  3. the head of a religious community
  4. of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior ruler"
  5. (sometimes followed by `to') not subject to or influenced by; "overcome by a superior opponent"; "trust magnates who felt themselves superior to law"
  6. victor: a combatant who is able to defeat rivals
  7. Superior is a 2008 album by Danish singer-songwriter Tim Christensen.
  8. Superior was a German progressive metal band, founded in 1992. Their style was described as something very similar to Dream Theater, but there were also many big differences between them.
  9. Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma Brewery (spanish: Cervecería Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma) is a major brewery based in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, founded in 1890. Currently it is a subsidiary of Heineken International.
  10. Standard Superior was an automobile marque, used from 1933-1935 by Standard Fahrzeugfabrik of Germany, founded by Wilhelm Gutbrod. These small cars were designed according to the patents by Josef Ganz and featured rear-mounted two-stroke engines.
  11. In a hierarchy or tree structure of any kind, a superior is an individual or position at a higher level in the hierarchy than another (a "subordinate" or "inferior"), and thus closer to the apex. ...
  12. Superior is the name of a longstanding 51st state proposal involving the secession of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan from the rest of the state of Michigan, due to cultural differences, as well as the feeling that the capital in Lansing ignores the problems of the Upper Peninsula. ...
  13. A person of higher rank or quality; The senior person in a monastic community; Higher in quality; Higher in rank; Located above; Being greater or better than average; extraordinary
  14. (Superiority) An illusion created by the ego. It believes that differences can imply better or worse. Good and bad are simply judgments and have no basis in ultimate reality. A tall tree is no better than a short tree. It is simply taller. Love is no better than fear. It’s just more loving.
  15. (Superiority) Wh-questions are said to show a superiority effect in the sense that in a question containing more than one wh-expression, it is the superior (i.e. highest) wh-expression which moves to the front of the interrogative clause. See §6.4.
  16. (superiority) A dimension of a defensive communication climate exemplified when a group member continually reinforces his or her strength or position over others.
  17. (superiority) Attitude or opinion that another individual is not beneath oneself. Opposite is equality.
  18. (superiority) The word "superior" has undergone a strange mutation of meaning. Until relatively recently, it was used to mean "the best" or "the highest". Today, it is used more often to condemn or criticize a person, as in "they think they're so superior". ...
  19. (superiors) Figures thatascend above the normal alighment.
  20. Situated toward the head and further away from the feet than another.
  21. Literally above, or better than. In the anatomical position, if A is higher than, or above, B, then A is superior to B. The opposite is inferior.
  22. Situated above or directed upward toward the head of an individual.
  23. as usual, refers to the direction towards the head of a human's body, as opposed to inferior, which refers to the direction towards the feet. ...
  24. The grantor of a feudal right.
  25. Facing toward or located at the top; closer to the head.