What does excel mean?

Definitions for excel
ɪkˈsɛlex·cel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excel, stand out, surpassverb

    distinguish oneself

    "She excelled in math"

Wiktionary

  1. excelverb

    To surpass someone or something; to be better or do better than someone or something.

    I excelled everyone else with my exam results.

    Etymology: excellere, excelsum; ex out + a root found in culmen height, top; Compare French exceller. See also culminate, column.

  2. excelverb

    To be much better than others.

    Etymology: excellere, excelsum; ex out + a root found in culmen height, top; Compare French exceller. See also culminate, column.

  3. Excelnoun

    A spreadsheet application software program written and distributed by Microsoft.

    Etymology: excellere, excelsum; ex out + a root found in culmen height, top; Compare French exceller. See also culminate, column.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Excelverb

    to go beyond or surpass in good qualities or laudable deeds; to outdo or outgo, in a good sense

    Etymology: [L. excellere, excelsum; ex out + a root found in culmen height, top; cf. F. exceller. See Culminate, Column.]

  2. Excelverb

    to exceed or go beyond; to surpass

    Etymology: [L. excellere, excelsum; ex out + a root found in culmen height, top; cf. F. exceller. See Culminate, Column.]

  3. Excelverb

    to surpass others in good qualities, laudable actions, or acquirements; to be distinguished by superiority; as, to excel in mathematics, or classics

    Etymology: [L. excellere, excelsum; ex out + a root found in culmen height, top; cf. F. exceller. See Culminate, Column.]

Freebase

  1. Excel

    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

  1. Excel

    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. excellĕreex, out, up, and a word from the root of celsus, high.]

Editors Contribution

  1. excel

    To achieve or succeed easily.

    She excelled at science and went on to become a scientist.

    Submitted by MaryC on June 23, 2016  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of excel in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of excel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of excel in a Sentence

  1. Duncan Haldane:

    The closest model for what we’re trying to do is human parkour, you have these people that like excel at running over buildings, bouncing off of all these crazy obstacles, using stuff that would otherwise be an obstacle, like a wall, as a feature to help yourself move.

  2. John Milton:

    O loss of sight, of thee I most complain! Blind among enemies, O worse than chains, dungeon or beggary, or decrepit age! Light, the prime work of God, to me is extinct, and all her various objects of delight annulled, which might in part my grief have eased. Inferior to the vilest now become of man or worm; the vilest here excel me, they creep, yet see; I, dark in light, exposed to daily fraud, contempt, abuse and wrong, within doors, or without, still as a fool, in power of others, never in my own; scarce half I seem to live, dead more than half.

  3. William Hazlitt:

    Men of genius do not excel in any profession because they labor in it, but they labor in it because they excel.

  4. Jill Martin:

    I think there are mischaracterizations about him, for me, he’s made Trump Organization a situation where I can really excel at my job and still devote the time necessary for my family.

  5. Kakenya Ntaiya:

    Now, they can focus on their studies -- and on being kids, it's the only way you can give a girl child a chance to excel.

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