An example of a superior is the manager of a company.
An example of superior used as an adjective is a superior manager which means a manager whose skills have been evaluated as excellent.
An example of superior used as an adjective is a superior grade of 100% on an exam.
A superior officer.
An army defeated by superior numbers of enemy troops.
A person superior to temptation.
- (botany) Above the ovary; said of parts of the flower which, although normally below the ovary, adhere to it, and so appear to originate from its upper part; also of an ovary when the other floral organs are plainly below it in position, and free from it.
The superior jaw; the superior part of an image.
Origin of superior
- Middle English from Old French from Latin comparative of superus upper from super over uper in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition