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Meaning of excelsior

ex•cel•si•or

Pronunciation: (ik-sel'sē-ur, ek-), [key]
— n.
  1. fine wood shavings, used for stuffing, packing, etc.
  2. a 3-point type: a size smaller than brilliant.

ex•cel•si•or

Pronunciation: (ek-sel'si-ōr" Eng. ik-sel'sē-ôr", ek-), [key]
— adj. Latin.
  1. ever upward: motto of New York State.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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