Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To exceed the number of; be more numerous than.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to be more in number than somebody or something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To exceed in number.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To exceed in number.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. be larger in number

Etymologies

out- +‎ number (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Some complained that even in the supposedly autonomous prefectures of Qinghai, signs in Chinese outnumber those in Tibetan.

    Tibetans hopeful for Dalai Lama's return and help preserving their culture

  • As regards the first argument, it is significant that Socrates nowhere in the dialogue admits any case in which the inappropriate elements in a name outnumber the appropriate ones (hence item 19 in the list of etymological principles, section 3 above).

    Plato's Cratylus

  • On Warren Avenue, where signs in Arabic outnumber those in English, other residents said they doubted the CIA would find many willing recruits in Dearborn.

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  • In fact, in absolute numbers, I'll bet those fleeing the creationism label outnumber the biologists, too.

    Darwinism, What's the Appeal?

  • The activity is part of a bullish pattern so far in CIEN, where calls outnumber puts by more than 8 to 1 in the session.

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  • And while shovelware certainly exists on all three machines, it's definitely most common than on Wii, a platform on which is seems like rudimentary, low-budget shoddier titles outnumber more complex games by multiples.

    Gamasutra Feature Articles

  • Recent data from Thomson Financial gives us an idea of just how blatant that "buy" rating bias is -- analyst buy calls outnumber "sell" calls almost 7 to 1.

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  • Thomson Financial gives us an idea of just how blatant that "buy" rating bias is -- analyst buy calls outnumber "sell" calls almost 7 to

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  • Ontario and Alberta are fairly evenly split while in B.C. and Nova Scotia opponents of the idea outnumber supporters.

    Winnipeg Sun

  • Google shows that uses of "Valentine's Day" outnumber "Saint Valentine's Day" by more than a 235: 1 ratio, so I think the answer is obviously not, no.

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