AskDefine | Define excelsior

Dictionary Definition

excelsior n : thin curly wood shavings used for packing or stuffing [syn: wood shavings]

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English

Noun

  1. Packing material made of slender, curved wood shavings.

Adverb

excelsior

Usage notes

Extensive Definition

Excelsior, a Latin word meaning "superior", "lordly", "ever upward", can refer to any of the following:

Education

  • Excelsior College, an associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting institution in Albany, New York

Literature

Science fiction

Popular culture

Sports and games

Science and technology

Places

In Mexico:
In South Africa:
  • “Excelsior” is a common hotel name, including instances in Rome, London, Naples, ...
    • The Excelsior is a hotel in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong operated by Mandarin Oriental
    • The Excelsior Hotel is a luxury four-star landmark in Manhattan's Upper West Side, New York, USA.

Other

excelsior in Czech: Excelsior (rozcestník)
excelsior in German: Excelsior
excelsior in French: Excelsior
excelsior in Dutch: Excelsior
excelsior in Polish: Excelsior (ujednoznacznienie)
excelsior in Volapük: Excelsior
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