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Inferior meaning

inferior - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. having an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit; " Mercury and Venus are inferior planets"
  2. 2. written or printed below and to one side of another character
  3. 3. lower than a given reference point; " inferior alveolar artery"
  4. 4. Lower in place, rank, excellence, etc.; less important or valuable; subordinate; underneath; beneath.
  5. 5. Poor or mediocre; as, an inferior quality of goods.
  6. 6. Nearer the sun than the earth is; as, the inferior or interior planets; an inferior conjunction of Mercury or Venus.
  7. 7. Below the horizon; as, the inferior part of a meridian.
  8. 8. On the side of a flower which is next the bract; anterior.
  9. 9. Junior or subordinate in rank; as, an inferior officer.
  10. 10. A person lower in station, rank, intellect, etc., than another.
  11. 11. Situated below some other organ; - said of a calyx when free from the ovary, and therefore below it, or of an ovary with an adherent and therefore inferior calyx.
  12. 12. Inferiority.
  13. 13. Lower in any respect; less.
  14. 14. One who is lower in rank, age, or merit.

inferior - examples of usage

  1. In what sense are you my inferior? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Whenever I brought a good article to the merchants I asked money for it, and when I thought it was an inferior article I never thought of asking for money. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 8733. What articles are inferior? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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