What does Excellence mean?

Definitions for Excellence
ˈɛk sə lənsex·cel·lence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excellencenoun

    the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree

  2. excellence, excellencynoun

    an outstanding feature; something in which something or someone excels

    "a center of manufacturing excellence"; "the use of herbs is one of the excellencies of French cuisine"


  1. excellencenoun

    The quality of being excellent; state of possessing good qualities in an eminent degree; exalted merit; superiority in virtue.

  2. excellencenoun

    Something in which one excels.

  3. excellencenoun

    An excellent or valuable quality; that by which any one excels or is eminent; a virtue.

  4. Excellencenoun

    A title of honor or respect; more common in the form Excellency.

  5. Etymology: excellentia

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Excellence, Excellencynoun

    Etymology: excellence, French; excellentia, Latin.

    Is it not wonderful, that base desires should so extinguish in men the sense of their own excellency, as to make them willing that their souls should be like to the souls of beasts, mortal and corruptible with their bodies? Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 2.

    I know not why a fiend may not deceive a creature of more excellency than himself, but yet a creature. John Dryden, Juv. Dedic.

    I have, amongst men of parts and business, seldom heard any one commended for having an excellency in musick. John Locke.

    The criticisms have been made rather to discover beauties and excellencies than their faults and imperfections. Joseph Addison, Spect.

    She loves him with that excellence,
    That angels love good men with. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    They humbly sue unto your excellence,
    To have a goodly peace concluded of. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.


  1. excellence

    Excellence is a state or quality of being exceptional, outstanding, or superior in a particular field or domain. It implies surpassing the average or ordinary and striving for the highest level of competence, effectiveness, skill, and achievement. Excellence encompasses a commitment to continuous improvement, meticulous attention to detail, and a consistent pursuit of greatness. It involves consistently delivering exceptional results while displaying exceptional qualities such as expertise, creativity, discipline, dedication, and perseverance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Excellencenoun

    the quality of being excellent; state of possessing good qualities in an eminent degree; exalted merit; superiority in virtue

  2. Excellencenoun

    an excellent or valuable quality; that by which any one excels or is eminent; a virtue

  3. Excellencenoun

    a title of honor or respect; -- more common in the form excellency


  1. Excellence

    Excellence is a talent or quality which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards. It is also used as a standard of performance.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Excellence in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Excellence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Excellence in a Sentence

  1. Leonard Leo:

    I expect the nominee to be like Justice Gorsuch, to demonstrate excellence in every respect, and to earn widespread support from the American people, and bipartisan support for confirmation in the Senate.

  2. Michael Jordan:

    Magic Johnson guided the league through turbulent times and grew the league into an international phenomenon, creating opportunities that few could have imagined before, magic Johnson vision and leadership provided me with the global stage that allowed me to succeed. Former NBA Commissioner David Stern had a deep love for the game of basketball and demanded excellence from those around Former NBA Commissioner David Stern -- and I admired Former NBA Commissioner David Stern for that. I wouldn't be where I am without Former NBA Commissioner David Stern. I offer my deepest sympathies to Dianne and Former NBA Commissioner David Stern family.

  3. Aristotle:

    We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

  4. Ariana DeBose:

    I'm coming home ! i'm so honored to celebrate 75 years of excellence in theater, but more importantly every member of this community who poured themselves into making sure the lights of Broadway have the opportunity to shine brightly once again !

  5. Christine Foushee:

    In this constrained budget environment, Excellence provides the best value for the American taxpayer.

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    the quality of being impenetrable (by people or light or missiles etc.)
    A allogamy
    B ventricle
    C mumblety-peg
    D imperviousness

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