What does the word superior mean?

Usage examples for superior

  1. You might, he suggested, looking down into her face from his superior height, give me a bit of a lift- just a couple of miles up the road. – The Brass Bowl by Louis Joseph Vance
  2. So it chanced on the second day that she and I had been up the hill together, and were coming back to Bertric and his work down the little glen, when we came suddenly on the old superior, who was walking with bent head among the trees of a clearing, musing. – A Sea Queen's Sailing by Charles Whistler