Excelsior is a Latin and archaic English word meaning "ever higher". It may refer to:


Literature and music

Science fiction

Motto and catchphrase

  • "Excelsior", the official motto of the state of New York (seen on its seal)
  • “Excelsior”, the catchphrase of Dr. Samuel Ferguson, the main character of the Jules Verne novel Five Weeks in a Balloon
  • “Excelsior!”, the catchphrase of Stan Lee, who used it at the end of every "Bullpen Bulletins" column in Marvel Comics; also used in pop culture as a sly reference to him
  • The nerd club residing in "the refuge of the damned" in The Simpsons fifth season episode "The Last Temptation of Homer"
  • The Al Gore character in South Park's "Manbearpig" episode
  • A worm in the Adventure Time episode "The Real You"
  • "Excelsior", the characteristic sign-off of Detroit radio personality Mark Scott (radio host)
  • "Excelsior, you fathead", the full catchphrase of radio personality Jean Shepherd

Sports and games

  • Excelsior (chess problem), a chess problem by Sam Loyd
  • Excelsior Mouscron, a Belgian association football club
  • SBV Excelsior, a Dutch association football club
  • Excelsior AC Roubaix, a French association football club
  • SV Excelsior, a Surinamese association football club
  • Birmingham Excelsior F.C., a defunct English association football club

Science and technology

  • Wood wool, commonly known as excelsior, a wood sliver material used for packaging, for the pads in evaporative coolers, and for other applications
  • Project Excelsior, a high-altitude skydiving project in the 1950s
  • Excelsior Diamond, a famous diamond, once the largest known
  • Fraxinus excelsior, the Linnaean name for the European Ash tree
  • Excelsior tank, a British experimental heavy assault tank
  • Excelsior JET, a Java compiler
  • IAR-111 Excelsior, a Romanian high-altitude airplane, used for launching space rockets (in development)
  • St Croix Excelsior, ultralight aircraft

Companies, organizations and institutions


South Africa

United States


  • Excelsior Brigade, a New York infantry brigade in the Union Army in the American Civil War
  • Excelsior Editions, a trade imprint of the book publisher SUNY Press
  • Excelsior Recordings, an independent record label from the Netherlands
  • XCELSIOR, a transit bus manufactured by New Flyer Industries

See also

  • All pages beginning with "Excelsior"
  • All pages with titles containing "Excelsior"
  • Excel (disambiguation)

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  • excelsior — excélsior adv. (sil. si or) Trimis de siveco, 14.01.2008. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  EXCÉLSIOR adv. (Liv.) Mai sus. [pron. ecs cel si or. / < lat. excelsior, comparativ al lui excelsus]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 19.03.2005. Sursa: DN … …   Dicționar Român

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  • Excelsior — Excelsior, MN U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 2393 Housing Units (2000): 1254 Land area (2000): 0.625972 sq. miles (1.621260 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.047039 sq. miles (0.121831 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.673011 sq. miles (1.743091 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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