Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. Nautical To sail closer to the wind than (another vessel).
  • transitive v. Sports To surpass (an opponent, especially a boxer) in the number of points won.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To score more points than (especially, in boxing, to achieve victory by scoring more points that one's opponent).
  • v. To sail closer to the wind than (another ship).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To sail closer to the wind than (another vessel).
  • To excel in number of points, as a horse or a dog in a prize exhibition.

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

  • v. sail closer to the wind than
  • v. score more points than one's opponents

Etymologies

From out- +‎ point. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The proceeds outpoint those posted by the food, communications, auto, and entertainment industries.

    Lewis Lapham: Field of Dreams: The CIA and Me and Other Adventures in American Sports

  • Overall, the MDX does many things very well and manages to outpoint other luxury SUVs costing much more.

    From the logbook: Acura MDX

  • Abandoned to the care of cold and neurotic aunts in England while his father performed colonial duties in India, he and his siblings had to learn how to do without affection, and how to resist and outpoint adult callousness and stupidity.

    Where the Wild Things Are

  • As you can see from the video, he kept moving in to try to grab a leg, but the belimbed opponent kept away and threw an occasional jab to slowly outpoint Maynard on the judges' cards.

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • Who would have thought that a tap-dancing penguin would outpoint James Bond at the box office?

    Happy Feet Taps into Joy; Stirrings at City Ballet

  • The XC90 competes fairly well against several midsized SUVs (available to ConsumerReports. org subscribers), but several not only outpoint it but also trump the big Volvo with superior fuel economy and better reliability.

    From the logbook: Volvo XC90

  • The XC90 competes fairly well against several midsized SUVs available to ConsumerReports.org subscribers, but several not only outpoint it but also trump the big Volvo with superior fuel economy and better reliability.

    From the logbook: Volvo XC90

  • ZAHN: There is also an argument there are not enough inspectors there, and if that is the case then, what do you think is a legitimate outpoint for these inspections to go on?

    CNN Transcript Jan 15, 2003

  • Wherefore, he fenced, verbally, calmly confident he could outpoint his clumsier antagonist.

    Black Caesar's Clan : a Florida Mystery Story

  • The decision in the contest would of course be on points and he knew that he could outpoint without much difficulty his antagonist who was clumsy and slow.

    The Major

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