outlast

[ out-last, -lahst ]
/ ˌaʊtˈlæst, -ˈlɑst /

verb (used with object)

to endure or last longer than: The pyramids outlasted the civilization that built them.
to live longer than; outlive.

Nearby words

  1. outjockey,
  2. outlaid,
  3. outland,
  4. outlander,
  5. outlandish,
  6. outlaw,
  7. outlaw strike,
  8. outlawry,
  9. outlay,
  10. outleap

Origin of outlast

First recorded in 1565–75; out- + last2

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British Dictionary definitions for outlast

outlast

/ (ˈaʊtˌlɑːst) /

verb

(tr) to last longer than
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Word Origin and History for outlast

outlast

v.

"to last longer than," 1570s, from out (adv.) + last (v.). Related: Outlasted; outlasting.

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