Higher than another in rank, station, or authority: a superior officer. Of a higher nature or kind. Of great value or excellence; extraordinary. Greater in number or amount than another: an army defeated by superior numbers of enemy troops. Affecting an attitude of disdain or conceit; haughty and supercilious. Above being affected or influenced; indifferent or immune: "Trust magnates were superior to law\u201d ( Gustavus Myers). Located higher than another; upper. Botany Inserted or situated above the perianth. Used of an ovary. Printing Set above the main line of type. Logic Of wider or more comprehensive application; generic. Used of a term or proposition. One that surpasses another in rank or quality. Ecclesiastical The head of a religious community, such as a monastery, abbey, or convent. Printing A superior character, as the number 2 in x2.