outnumber

[ out-nuhm-ber ]
/ ˌaʊtˈnʌm bər /
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verb (used with object)

to exceed in number.

Nearby words

  1. outmode,
  2. outmoded,
  3. outmost,
  4. outmuscle,
  5. outness,
  6. outpace,
  7. outparish,
  8. outpatient,
  9. outperform,
  10. outplace

Origin of outnumber

First recorded in 1660–70; out- + number

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British Dictionary definitions for outnumbered

outnumber

/ (ˌaʊtˈnʌmbə) /

verb

(tr) to exceed in number
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Word Origin and History for outnumbered

outnumber

v.

"to number more than," 1660s, from out + number (v.). Related: Outnumbered; outnumbering.

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