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Princeton's WordNet

  1. outshineverb

    shine brighter than

    "What star outshines the sun?"

  2. outshineverb

    attract more attention and praise than others

    "This film outshone all the others in quality"


  1. Outshineverb

    To shine more brightly than.


  1. outshineverb

    to shine brighter than something else

  2. outshineverb

    to exceed something or someone else, especially in an obvious or flamboyant manner

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Outshineverb

    Etymology: out and shine.

    Witness my son, now in the shade of death;
    Whose bright outshining beams thy cloudy wrath
    Hath in eternal darkness folded up. William Shakespeare, R. III.

    By William Shakespeare’s, Johnson’s, Fletcher’s lines,
    Our stage’s lustre Rome’s outshines. John Denham.

    Beauty and greatness are so eminently joined in your royal highness, that it were not easy for any but a poet to determine which of them outshines the other. Dryden.

    does not only outshine all other poets in the variety, but also in the novelty of his characters. Addison.

    We should see such as would outshine the rebellious part of their fellow-subjects, as much in their gallantry as in their cause. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 24.

    Such accounts are a tribute due to the memory of those only, who have outshone the rest of the world by their rank as well as their virtues. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

    Happy you!
    Whose charms as far all other nymphs outshine,
    As others gardens are excell’d by thine. Alexander Pope.


  1. outshine

    Outshine means to surpass or exceed someone or something in a particular attribute, quality, or action; to be noticeably superior or better than others. It can also refer to appearing brighter or more striking than someone or something when illuminated.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Outshine

    owt-shīn′, v.i. to shine out or forth.—v.t. to excel in shining: to be brighter than.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outshine in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outshine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of outshine in a Sentence

  1. Whoopi Goldberg:

    Just based on the people, the last three people they put in. You know, this is a woman who can – who can outshine each and every one of those people, her abilities are outstanding. I mean, she's outstanding. So, you put in Amy Coney Barrett, you put in the other one, you know, and you're questioning her?

  2. Vishal Joshi:

    Almost two decades ago, AI enthusiasts like myself and my research peers had only dreamt of mass market adoption we are seeing today, and we know this is just the true beginning, just like smartphones, if applied well, the positive impact of AI on our lives can far outshine the negatives. We’re working on responsibly innovating using AI to advance the wedding and event industry as a whole.

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    a hazy or indistinct representation
    A blur
    B distinguish
    C deny
    D obligate

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