Definitions for outstandingˌaʊtˈstæn dɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

out•stand•ingˌaʊtˈstæn dɪŋ(adj.)

  1. prominent; conspicuous; striking:

    outstanding courage.

  2. marked by superiority or distinction; excellent; distinguished:

    an outstanding student.

  3. continuing in existence; remaining unpaid, unresolved, etc.:

    outstanding debts; outstanding questions on procedure.

  4. standing out; projecting.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outstanding(adj)

    distinguished from others in excellence

    "did outstanding work in human relations"; "an outstanding war record"

  2. outstanding, prominent, salient, spectacular, striking(adj)

    having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

    "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child"

  3. outstanding, owing(p), undischarged(adj)

    owed as a debt

    "outstanding bills"; "the amount still owed"; "undischarged debts"

  4. great, outstanding(adj)

    of major significance or importance

    "a great work of art"; "Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th centurey"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. outstanding(adjective)ˌaʊtˈstæn dɪŋ

    of an extremely high quality or standard; = excellent

    an outstanding achievement; The food was outstanding.

  2. outstandingˌaʊtˈstæn dɪŋ

    not finished, paid, or returned

    outstanding debts; voter registration forms that are still outstanding


  1. outstanding(Adjective)

    prominent or noticeable; standing out from others

  2. outstanding(Adjective)

    distinguished from others by its superiority

  3. outstanding(Adjective)

    projecting outwards

  4. outstanding(Adjective)

    unresolved; not settled or finished

  5. outstanding(Adjective)

    owed as a debt

  6. Origin: From outstand, equivalent to .


  1. Outstanding

    "Outstanding" is a song originally performed by The Gap Band and written by member Raymond Calhoun. The song originally appeared on the group's platinum-selling 1982 album Gap Band IV. It is one of their signature songs and biggest hits, reaching the number one spot on the U.S. R&B Singles Chart in February 1983. "Outstanding" peaked at number fifty-one on the Hot 100.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'outstanding' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3282

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'outstanding' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3885

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'outstanding' in Adjectives Frequency: #443

Translations for outstanding

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


excellent; very good

an outstanding student.

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