excel, stand out, surpass(verb)
"She excelled in math"
To surpass someone or something; to be better or do better than someone or something.
I excelled everyone else with my exam results.
To be much better than others.
A spreadsheet application software program written and distributed by Microsoft.
Origin: excellere, excelsum; ex out + a root found in culmen height, top; Compare French exceller. See also culminate, column.
to go beyond or surpass in good qualities or laudable deeds; to outdo or outgo, in a good sense
to exceed or go beyond; to surpass
to surpass others in good qualities, laudable actions, or acquirements; to be distinguished by superiority; as, to excel in mathematics, or classics
Origin: [L. excellere, excelsum; ex out + a root found in culmen height, top; cf. F. exceller. See Culminate, Column.]
Excel is a punk/metal fusion band from Venice, California founded in 1983 by singer Dan Clements and guitarist Adam Siegel. They were influenced by famous 70's punk rock musicians like The Police and The Sex Pistols, and heavy metal bands like Black Sabbath, Trouble, Slayer, Corrosion of Conformity and Cryptic Slaughter. They were also influenced by street art, Excel is known for painting graffiti on the streets of the cities where they make their tours, therefore there are many different logos of the band. Excel repeatedly jumped on stage with different bands from Venice and elsewhere California like No Mercy, Beowülf, Suicidal Tendencies and Cryptic Slaughter, and sometimes with other performers on the thrash metal scene like Testament, Overkill and Megadeth. Excel has recorded three studio albums, three split albums, five demos, three singles and two live albums; the band broke up in 1995 but in 2001 they released new versions of their first two albums: Split Image and The Joke's on You, with some bonus tracks. In August 2009 they edited a special collection of eight DVDs of their tours around Europe and L.A. and published them on their official MySpace. As of January 2012, Excel has reformed.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ek-sel′, v.t. to be superior to: to exceed: to surpass.—v.i. to have good qualities in a high degree: to perform very meritorious actions: to be superior:—pr.p. excel′ling; pa.p. excelled′.—ns. Ex′cellence, Ex′cellency, great merit: any excellent quality: worth: greatness: a title of honour given to persons high in rank or office.—adj. Ex′cellent, surpassing others in some good quality: of great virtue, worth, &c.: superior: valuable.—adv. Ex′cellently.—adj. Excel′sior (L. comp.), higher still. [L. excellĕre—ex, out, up, and a word from the root of celsus, high.]
To achieve or succeed easily.
She excelled at science and went on to become a scientist.
The numerical value of excel in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of excel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If you can't excel with talent, triumph with effort.
Men of genius do not excel in any profession because they labor in it, but they labor in it because they excel.
If the firstborn can't excel at what the family values, for example, that position could shift to another child.
It's been a great week, match play is a format that I've always enjoyed. I feel it's a format that I do well in and I excel in.
The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel, are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.
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Translations for excel
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- отличавам се, превъзхождамBulgarian
- excel·lirCatalan, Valencian
- vynikat, překonat, excelCzech
- übersteigen, übertreffen, ausstechenGerman
- superar, sobresalir, aventajar, distinguirse, excelSpanish
- ületama, hiilgamaEstonian
- dépasser, excellerFrench
- felülmúl, kimagaslik, kiemelkedik, jeleskedik, kitűnik, túlteszHungarian
- superare, eccellereItalian
- 越える, 秀でる, 超えるJapanese
- ultrapassar, exceler, superar, [[distinguir]]-[[se]], excelPortuguese
- выделяться, превзойти, превосходить, ExcelRussian
- överglänsa, excellera, glänsa, stila, briljeraSwedish
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