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
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb distinguish oneself
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Not to mention that doing, say, solver in excel is slow on anything other than a fairly recent vintage PC.
Memetic Suicide, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty 2009
ITT Exelis is an energetic name that is derived from the word "excel," which is rooted in "ex," meaning "out in front" or "beyond."
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Yep, asking children to stay in school and try to excel is truly a socialist agenda, isn't it?
Of course these are published as PDFs - which seems particularly obtuse as the tables themselves were probably put together in excel in the first place.
Government spending by department, 2009-10: get the data Simon Rogers 2010
Well, part of this depends on how one counts subjects (how many subjects did Einstein excel in?), and on how one determines who the brightest people are.
The Volokh Conspiracy » Too Smart to Become the Chess World Champion? 2010
Before I just had a single rather messy page in excel with stories down one side and markets across the top.
Where Indian and other Asian programs excel is at routine math - more a function of students being drilled or pushed at home by parents.
Start-Up Teaches Math to Americans, Indian-Style - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com 2008
That these young players excel is a credit to the older players.
Well-balanced mix of young and old give U.S. team a lift 2007
The drugs enhance only their physical strength, not their emotional strength - the desire to excel is what spurs them to improve themselves.
(Jeff Jarvis has written a very key post on newspaper vs online revenue and how to manage the transition ... and linked to another one .. hot day here .. been in excel and powerpoint all day and need injection of energy)
Thankfully Tait is Selected for Fairfax World Cup. Ben Barren 2007
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