What does outwit mean?

Definitions for outwitˌaʊtˈwɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word outwit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent(verb)

    beat through cleverness and wit

    "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors"


  1. Outwit(v. t.)

    To defeat or gain an advantage over by superior craft or cunning stratagems; as, the thief outwitted his pursuers and left the country undetected.


  1. outwit(Verb)

    To get the better of; to outsmart, to beat in a competition of wits.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Outwit

    owt-wit′, v.t. to surpass in wit or ingenuity: to defeat by superior ingenuity:—pr.p. outwit′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. outwit′ted.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of outwit in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of outwit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Minna Antrim:

    Man forgives woman anything save the wit to outwit him.

  2. Minna Antrim:

    Man forgives women anything save the wit to outwit him.

  3. E. B. White:

    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.

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