from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Archaic To speak better or more cogently than (another).
- intransitive v. To speak out.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To speak out or aloud.
- v. To declare; utter; express; vocalise.
- v. To surpass in speaking; say or express more than; signify or claim superiority to; be superior to in meaning or significance; speak louder than.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To exceed in speaking.
- transitive v. To speak openly or boldly.
- transitive v. To express more than.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To surpass in speaking; say or express more than; signify or claim superiority to; be superior to in meaning or significance.
- To speak out or aloud.
From out- + speak. Cognate with Dutch uitspreken ("to pronounce, outspeak"), German aussprechen ("to express, pronounce"). (Wiktionary)