Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

outsold

[out-sohld] /ˌaʊtˈsoʊld/
verb
1.
simple past tense and past participle of outsell.

outsell

[out-sel] /ˌaʊtˈsɛl/
verb (used with object), outsold, outselling.
1.
to exceed in volume of sales; sell more than:
He outsells all our other salespeople.
2.
to exceed in value or number of sales:
a soap that outsells all other brands.
3.
Archaic. to obtain a higher price than.
Origin of outsell
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; out- + sell1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for outsold
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • He outsold many men with actuarial minds, and extended knowledge.

    The Psychology of Salesmanship

    William Walker Atkinson
  • The lady had a face like a thunder-cloud, and a form that, if whitewashed, would have outsold the "Greek Slave."

    Among the Pines

    James R. Gilmore
  • The lady had a face like a thunder-cloud, and a form that, if whitewashed, would have outsold the 'Greek Slave.'

British Dictionary definitions for outsold

outsell

/ˌaʊtˈsɛl/
verb -sells, -selling, -sold
1.
(transitive) to sell or be sold in greater quantities than
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for outsold

Word Value for outsold

8
10
Scrabble Words With Friends