Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of unusually high quality; excellent.
  • adjective Majestic or magnificent.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Proud; haughty; arrogant.
  • Grand; lofty; magnificent; august; stately; splendid.
  • Rich; elegant; sumptuous; showy: as, superb furniture or decorations.
  • Very fine; first-rate: as, a superb exhibition.
  • Synonyms Magnificent, Splendid, etc. (see grand), noble, beautiful, exquisite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Grand; magnificent; august; stately.
  • adjective Rich; elegant.
  • adjective Showy; excellent; grand.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) a bird of paradise (Paradisæa superba syn. Lophorina superba) having the scapulars erectile, and forming a large ornamental tuft on each shoulder, and a large gorget of brilliant feathers on the breast . The color is deep violet, or nearly black, with brilliant green reflections. The gorget is bright metallic green.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) See Blue wren, under Wren.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective first-rate; of the highest quality; exceptionally good
  • adjective dated haughty

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of surpassing excellence
  • adjective surpassingly good

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin superbus, arrogant, superior; see uper in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin superbus.

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