英 [suː'pɪərɪə; sjuː-]
- adj. 上级的；优秀的，出众的；高傲的
- n. 上级，长官；优胜者，高手；长者
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1. Superior => 苏必利尔湖——加拿大第一大湖.
- superior (adj.)
- late 14c., "higher in position," from Old French superior "higher, upper" (Modern French superieur), from Latin superiorem (nominative superior) "higher," comparative of superus "situated above, upper," from super "above, over" (see super-).
Meaning "higher in rank or dignity" is attested from late 15c.; sense of "of a higher nature or character" is attested from 1530s. Original sense was preserved more strongly in French (as in les étages supérieur "the upper stories"), and in Lake Superior, a loan-translation of French Lac Supérieur, literally "upper lake" (at 600 feet above sea-level it has the highest surface elevation of the five Great Lakes and is the furthest north).
Surprise a person of the class that is supposed to keep servants cleaning his own boots, & either he will go on with the job while he talks to you, as if it were the most natural thing in the world, or else he will explain that the bootboy or scullery-maid is ill & give you to understand that he is, despite appearances, superior to boot-cleaning. If he takes the second course, you conclude that he is not superior to it; if the first, that perhaps he is. [Fowler]
- superior (n.)
- early 15c., from Latin superior (see superior (adj.)), used in Medieval Latin with a noun sense of "one higher, a superior."
- 1. His immediate superior has singled him out for a special mention.
- 2. Our superior technology is our ace in the hole.
- 3. Anthony sometimes felt that his mistress was his superior in will-power.
- 4. The company president, and my immediate superior, was the dynamic Harry Stokes.
- 5. The Colonel lifted the phone and dialed his superior.
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