[ɛksˈɛlsjə], [ɛksˈɛlsjə], [ɛ_k_s_ˈɛ_l_s_j_ə]

Definitions of excelsior:

  1.   A packing material. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Higher. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   More lofty; more elevated. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4.   Yet higher; ever upward: the motto of New York State. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for excelsior:

  1. Excelsior higher and higher, but only step by step. – Daniel D. Palmer

Usage examples for excelsior:

  1. But I believe it was this peculiar word, " Excelsior that guided me in my after proceedings, for by its most literal sense was I directed. ” – The Boy Tar by Mayne Reid
  2. At one side stood a big hogshead nearly full of loose excelsior used for packing. ” – Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman
  3. Twice he asked about her at the Hotel Excelsior and was told that she had not returned. ” – Cæsar or Nothing by Pío Baroja Baroja
  4. “ Ike had carelessly thrown the match with which he had lighted his cigarette into the midst of the dry, tindery excelsior – Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman
  5. Excelsior says Mr. Robertson, is not a ballad because a ballad deals either with real or with supernatural people, and the hero of the poem cannot be brought under either category. ” – Reviews by Oscar Wilde
  6. “ Philip opened the envelope and found a certificate for a hundred shares of the Excelsior Gold Mine, which appeared to be located in California. ” – The Young Musician or, Fighting His Way by Horatio Alger
  7. As the poet Longfellow so wisely said- Excelsior – Marge Askinforit by Barry Pain
  8. And Miss Nickall having allowed them to recover from a pardonable astonishment at the sight of her who was supposed to be exhausted and in bed, said cheerfully: " I've found him, and I've put him up at the Excelsior Hotel." ” – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  9. But tell me, Teresa, why did you go to Excelsior – In the Carquinez Woods by Bret Harte
  10. It was this excelsior which had started to burn first. ” – Dawson Black: Retail Merchant by Harold Whitehead