Definitions for excelsiorɪkˈsɛl si ər, ɛk-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•cel•si•orɪkˈsɛl si ər, ɛk-(n.)

  1. fine wood shavings, used for stuffing, packing, etc.

  2. a 3-point printing type: a size smaller than brilliant.

    Category: Printing

Origin of excelsior:

1770–80, Amer.; formerly a trademark

ex•cel•si•orɛkˈsɛl sɪˌoʊr(adj.)

  1. Latin.ever upward.

    Category: Foreign Term

Princeton's WordNet

  1. excelsior, wood shavings(noun)

    thin curly wood shavings used for packing or stuffing


  1. excelsior(Noun)

    An originally trademarked name for stuffing material (as for furniture and mattresses) made of slender, curled wood shavings, as a substitute for hair.

  2. excelsior(Adjective)

    Loftier, yet higher; ever upward

  3. Origin: From excelsior, comparative of excelsus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Excelsior(verb)

    more lofty; still higher; ever upward

  2. Excelsior(noun)

    a kind of stuffing for upholstered furniture, mattresses, etc., in which curled shreds of wood are substituted for curled hair

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