standout

or stand-out

[ stand-out ]
/ ˈstændˌaʊt /

noun

something or someone, as a person, performance, etc., remarkably superior to others: Evans was a standout in the mixed doubles.
someone who is conspicuous in an area because of his or her refusal to conform with the actions, opinions, desires, etc., of the majority.

adjective

outstanding; superior.

Origin of standout

First recorded in 1895–1900; noun, adj. use of verb phrase stand out

Definition for stand out (2 of 2)

Origin of stand

before 900; Middle English standen (v.), Old English standan; cognate with Old Saxon standan, Middle Dutch standen, Old High German stantan, standa, standan; akin to Latin stāre to stand, sistere, Greek histánai to make stand, Sanskrit sthā to stand, Old Irish at-tá (he) is

synonym study for stand

25. See bear1.
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British Dictionary definitions for stand out (1 of 2)

stand out

verb (intr, adverb)

to be distinctive or conspicuous
to refuse to agree, consent, or complythey stood out for a better price
to protrude or project
to navigate a vessel away from a port, harbour, anchorage, etc

noun standout

informal
  1. a person or thing that is distinctive or outstanding
  2. (as modifier)the standout track from the album
a person who refuses to agree or consent

British Dictionary definitions for stand out (2 of 2)

stand
/ (stænd) /

verb stands, standing or stood (mainly intr)

noun

Derived forms of stand

stander, noun

Word Origin for stand

Old English standan; related to Old Norse standa, Old High German stantan, Latin stāre to stand; see stead
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Idioms and Phrases with stand out (1 of 2)

stand out

1

Protrude, project, as in Those reliefs stand out from the building walls. [First half of 1500s]

2

Be conspicuous, distinctive, or prominent, as in He's so tall that he always stands out in a crowd. [Mid-1800s]

3

Refuse to comply, remain opposed, as in The one juror is standing out against a guilty verdict. [Late 1500s]

Idioms and Phrases with stand out (2 of 2)

stand

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