from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To surpass decisively, so as to appear of a higher class.
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- v. to surpass something or somebody else, so as to appear to be in a higher class
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To surpass (another, especially a competitor or rival), so as to belong to a higher class.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cause to appear in a lower class
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Taiwan in the past was able to rely on China's inability to project power across the strait which separates them, its own technological superiority and the help of the U.S. armed forces in the event of conflict, who would easily outclass China.
Under the Mistletoe offers the Biebertron in holiday mode, piping his way through 11 standards and originals with the help of half a dozen famous buddies, whose performances generally outclass his by quite a stretch.
So many more Marvel female characters (not all as Marvel has its fair share of female duds) far outclass in both character, origins, story and deserve an adaptation instead of her.