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ɪkˈsɛl si ər, ɛk-ex·cel·sior

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excelsior, wood shavingsnoun

    thin curly wood shavings used for packing or stuffing

Wiktionary

  1. excelsiornoun

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

    Etymology: From excelsior, comparative of excelsus.

  2. excelsioradjective

    Loftier, yet higher; ever upward

    Etymology: From excelsior, comparative of excelsus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Excelsiorverb

    more lofty; still higher; ever upward

    Etymology: [L., compar. of excelsus elevated, lofty, p. p. of excellere. See Excel, v. t.]

  2. Excelsiornoun

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

    Etymology: [L., compar. of excelsus elevated, lofty, p. p. of excellere. See Excel, v. t.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of excelsior in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of excelsior in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of excelsior in a Sentence

  1. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    The shades of night were falling fast,As though an Alpine village passedA youth, who bore, 'mid snow and ice,A banner with the strange device,ExcelsiorHis brow was sad his eye beneath,Flashed like a falchion from its sheath,And like a silver clarion rungThe accents of that unknown tongue,Excelsior

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