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
Sorry, no etymologies found.
There was no greater satisfaction than seeing his name outrank the likes of middleweight heroes like Counterforce and Zero-G in the latest Google search rankings, or surfing the multitude of online communities dedicated to his alternate persona.
We heard in some detail about the cursus of the psalms in the Roman breviary, in comparison with the monastic breviary, the changes to this cursus under St Pius X, and the effect of the changes in the precendence of feasts, especially the raising of the rank of the Sunday so that feasts of double rank were no longer allowed to "outrank" the Sunday.
I wouldn't want to minimize the difficulties (which are great), but for the first time, I'm not emphasizing the negative with someone who will soon be a trainee (it's ever so delightful to "outrank" someone with much more life and professional experience than me;)).
Teachers would teach, and students would listen; cheerleaders would always outrank stoners; stoners would always outrank nerds.
Yes, they outrank us in bike usage, but more people in Seattle commute on foot than in Portland.
Women also outrank men by 44% with university degrees.
However, it said it disagreed with a leverage limit the ICB has proposed since it might constrain lending, and also wants more protection for depositors to outrank senior creditors in the case of bank failures.
But does that value outrank the work a neurosurgeon does to save someone's life, like Dr. Rhee's miraculous work that led to Rep. Giffords opening her eyes two days ago?
Already there are whispers that Dudley is looking for a new head of communications who would outrank current PR boss and former Financial Times editor Andrew Gowers.
He becomes a page, responsible for cleaning the rooms of and waiting on those who outrank him.