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

  • transitive v. To rank higher than.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To be of a higher rank than.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To exceed in rank; hence, to take precedence of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To excel in rank or precedence; be superior in rank to.

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

  • v. take precedence or surpass others in rank


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