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"

Wiktionary

  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.

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Donald Trump:

    He's a great guy, he introduced countless new people to the sport of golf, from every background and walk of life. ... Tiger Woods is a global symbol of American excellence, devotion and drive.

  2. David W. Johnson:

    There are no speed limits on the road to excellence.

  3. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

  4. Michael Glassner:

    I am proud and honored to have the opportunity to work with Donald J. Trump, the very definition of the American success story. Mr. Trump has set the standards of excellence in many arenas, including real estate, sports, and entertainment - and now, in American politics.

  5. Tatyana Ali:

    Our show meant Black excellence to people, that excellence was the way that we loved each other.

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