Definitions for excellentˈɛk sə lənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ex•cel•lentˈɛk sə lənt(adj.)

  1. possessing outstanding quality or superior merit; remarkably good.

Origin of excellent:

1350–1400; ME < L excellent-, s. of excellēns, prp. of excellere to excel


Princeton's WordNet

  1. excellent, first-class, fantabulous, splendid(adj)

    very good;of the highest quality

    "made an excellent speech"; "the school has excellent teachers"; "a first-class mind"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. excellent(adjective)ˈɛk sə lənt

    extremely good

    an excellent performance; an excellently cooked meal


  1. excellent(Adverb)


  2. excellent(Adjective)

    Of the highest quality; splendid.

  3. excellent(Adjective)

    Exceptionally good of its kind.

  4. Origin: From Latin excellens, present participle of excello

Webster Dictionary

  1. Excellent(adj)

    excelling; surpassing others in some good quality or the sum of qualities; of great worth; eminent, in a good sense; superior; as, an excellent man, artist, citizen, husband, discourse, book, song, etc.; excellent breeding, principles, aims, action

  2. Excellent(adj)

    superior in kind or degree, irrespective of moral quality; -- used with words of a bad significance

  3. Excellent(adverb)

    excellently; eminently; exceedingly

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'excellent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1617

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'excellent' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1300

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'excellent' in Adjectives Frequency: #186

Translations for excellent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


unusually good

an excellent plan.

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