from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To do or be better than; surpass.
- intransitive verb To show superiority; surpass others.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To surpass in respect to something; be superior to; outdo in comparison; transcend, usually in something good or commendable, but sometimes in that which is bad or indifferent.
- To exceed or be beyond.
- To have certain qualities, or to perform certain actions, in an unusual degree; be remarkable, distinguished, or eminent for superiority in any respect; surpass others.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To surpass others in good qualities, laudable actions, or acquirements; to be distinguished by superiority.
- transitive verb To go beyond or surpass in good qualities or laudable deeds; to outdo or outgo, in a good sense.
- transitive verb To exceed or go beyond; to surpass.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive To
surpasssomeone or something; to be betteror do better than someone or something.
- verb intransitive To be much
- verb rare To
exceed, to go beyond
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- verb distinguish oneself
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Middle English excellen, from Latin excellere; see kel- in Indo-European roots.]
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Latin excellere, excelsum; ex out + a root found in culmen height, top; Compare French exceller. See also culminate, column.
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