Definition for outstanding (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), out·stood, out·stand·ing.
verb (used with object), out·stood, out·stand·ing.
Examples from the Web for outstanding
Reviews have been outstanding, with many film critics calling it one of the best films of the year.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This is both an outstanding work of scholarship and a commanding visual document.
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Because Wright was a no-show in criminal court to face the loud music and pot bust he already had an outstanding warrant.
A “komitetchik par excellence,” a man of “outstanding mediocrity,” and “the grave digger of the revolution.”
The head is round as an apple, with pointed nose and big, outstanding ears.The Dogs of Boytown|Walter A. Dyer
The outstanding proof of the artificiality of this civilization is its powerlessness to propagate.Germany and the Germans|Price Collier
Mr. Brock owed his preëminence in his trade to one outstanding faculty—he was an honest man who could think like a thief.Sundry Accounts|Irvin S. Cobb
Third, the emperor bore the relation to the Empire which the outstanding villager bore to the village.Government in Republican China|Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
In the other great English speaking country there are four outstanding examples of repertory work, as has already been stated.More Portmanteau Plays|Stuart Walker
British Dictionary definitions for outstanding (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for outstanding (2 of 2)
verb -stands, -standing or -stood
Word Origin and History for outstanding
1610s, "projecting, prominent, detached," present participle adjective from outstand (v.) "endure successfully, hold out against," from out (adv.) + stand (v.). Figurative sense of "conspicuous, striking" is first recorded 1830. Meaning "unpaid, unsettled" is from 1797. Related: Outstandingly.