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.

  2. excelverb

    To be much better than others.

  3. Excelnoun

    A spreadsheet application software program written and distributed by Microsoft.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To EXCELverb

    To outgo in good qualities; to surpass.

    Etymology: excello, Latin.

    Venus her myrtle, Phœbus has his bays;
    Tea both excels, which you vouchsafe to praise. Edmund Waller.

    How heroes rise, how patriots set,
    Thy father’s bloom and death may tell;
    Excelling others, these were great;
    Thou, greater still, must these excel. Matthew Prior.

  2. To Excelverb

    To have good qualities in a great degree; to be eminent; to be excellent.

    Then to Silvia let us sing,
    That Silvia is excelling. William Shakespeare, Two Gent. of Verona.

    Reuben, unstable as water, thou shalt not excel. Gen. xlix.

    It is not only in order of nature for him to govern, that is, the more intelligent; but there is no less required, courage to protect, and, above all, honesty and probity to abstain from injury: so fitness to govern is a perplexed business. Some men, some nations, excel in the one ability, some in the other. Francis Bacon, Holy War.

    Company are to be avoided that are good for nothing; those to be sought and frequented that excel in some quality or other. William Temple.

    He match’d their beauties where they most excel;
    Of love sung better, and of arms as well. Dryden.

    Let those teach others, who themselves excel;
    And censure freely, who have written well. Alexander Pope.

Wikipedia

  1. excel

    Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet developed by Microsoft for Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. It features calculation or computation capabilities, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Excel forms part of the Microsoft Office suite of software.

ChatGPT

  1. excel

    Excel is a popular spreadsheet program developed by Microsoft Corporation, used for data organization, calculation, analysis, graphic representation, and management. It features numerous functions and tools for sorting and filtering data, creating charts, and constructing complex mathematical models. The term 'excel' can also refer to surpassing others or doing extremely well in a particular field or activity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Excelverb

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

  2. Excelverb

    to exceed or go beyond; to surpass

  3. Excelverb

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

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

Wikidata

  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. Miguel Cardona:

    Amid the pandemic, we know that our students have experienced so much. We can't unlock students' potential unless we also address the needs they bring with them to the classroom each day. As educators, it's our responsibility to ensure that we are helping to provide students with a strong social and emotional foundation so that they also can excel academically.

  2. Matt Taibbi:

    Congressman, why is a 'Foreign Influence' task force sending Excel spreadsheets full of joke tweets from low-follower accounts in Maryland, Kentucky, and Ohio? Why does the FITF spend so much time reviewing domestic speech?

  3. 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.

  4. Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux:

    Some excel in rhyme who reason foolishly.

  5. Frank Pucher:

    Haley and Hanna are blessed with unique qualities, such as being twin sisters who both excel in Division I basketball, but their stardom off the court goes far beyond that, they are the perfect representation of the modern-day collegiate athlete. They are incredibly hardworking in their sport, they excel academically and they have clearly thought about and defined the path they want to go in life beyond sport.

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