Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To surpass decisively, so as to appear of a higher class.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To surpass (another, especially a competitor or rival), so as to belong to a higher class.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive to surpass something or somebody else, so as to appear to be in a higher class

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

  • verb cause to appear in a lower class

Etymologies

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out- +‎ class

Examples

  • The good thing about competition is that all players have an incentive to outdo the others and -- with its enormous resources -- I have no doubt that Google will do all it can to outclass Apple.

    Larry Magid: Why I Switched From Android to iPhone 4S

  • The good thing about competition is that all players have an incentive to outdo the others and -- with its enormous resources -- I have no doubt that Google will do all it can to outclass Apple.

    Larry Magid: Why I Switched From Android to iPhone 4S

  • Religious Landscape Survey indicates that women outclass men in all the most important indices for religious belief and participation: affiliation, belief in God, regular prayer, and -- most tellingly -- the reported importance of religion in their lives.

    Scott Perlo: The Vanishing American Religious Male

  • While the women are aiming to outclass the "Housewives" series—to avoid catfights and hair pulling and such—cast members say the footage isn't all exactly prim and proper.

    Reality-TV Dreaming

  • Religious Landscape Survey indicates that women outclass men in all the most important indices for religious belief and participation: affiliation, belief in God, regular prayer, and -- most tellingly -- the reported importance of religion in their lives.

    Scott Perlo: The Vanishing American Religious Male

  • Religious Landscape Survey indicates that women outclass men in all the most important indices for religious belief and participation: affiliation, belief in God, regular prayer, and -- most tellingly -- the reported importance of religion in their lives.

    Scott Perlo: The Vanishing American Religious Male

  • Petit Palais / Roger-Viollet 'Third Tournament' 1509 by Lucas Cranach the Elder If those Dürers outclass the one Cranach in the first section, Cranach takes the second section hands down, with four woodcuts commemorating four tournaments on the Wittenberg marketplace in November 1508.

    Masterful Engravers

  • As impressive as the agility of the Na'vi is, in trees the aliens, who can climb vertical and upside down AT SPEED, would easily outclass them.

    How Would The Na’vi Of ‘Avatar’ Stack Up Against James Cameron’s Other Creatures? » MTV Movies Blog

  • It's not that computers are going to outclass us someday; they already have, but we haven't realized it yet because of our slower processing capacity.

    Knots landing

  • I'm with the second option, and whoever leads NASA next can not only survive but also flourish whing these budgetary constraints would outclass even Mr. Webb as the best admin ever.

    Mike Griffin's Closing Statement - NASA Watch

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