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Excelsior is a Latin adjective meaning "higher" or "loftier", used in English as an interjection with a poetic meaning of "ever upward". It may refer to:


Literature and Poetry[edit]

Science fiction[edit]

Journals and newspapers[edit]

Music and the performing arts[edit]

Motto and catchphrase[edit]

  • "Excelsior" (motto), the official motto of the state of New York (seen on its seal)
  • “Excelsior!”, the catchphrase of Stan Lee, who used it at the end of every "Bullpen Bulletins" column in Marvel Comics
  • The Al Gore character's catchphrase in South Park episodes, such as "ManBearPig"
  • "Excelsior", the characteristic sign-off of Detroit radio personality Mark Scott
  • "Excelsior, you fathead", the full catchphrase of radio personality Jean Shepherd
  • "Excelsior", the motto of Pat (played by Bradley Cooper) in the movie Silver Linings Playbook

Sports and games[edit]

Association football[edit]


Science and technology[edit]

Companies, organizations and institutions[edit]



South Africa[edit]

United States[edit]


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