Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To rank higher than.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

  • verb transitive To be of a higher rank than.

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

  • verb take precedence or surpass others in rank

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

    Masked

  • 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.

    Masked

  • 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.

    The hermeneutic of continuity

  • 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;)).

    3 Weeks 'Til Uzbekistan!!!

  • Teachers would teach, and students would listen; cheerleaders would always outrank stoners; stoners would always outrank nerds.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • 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.

    Nationwide Sees Competition for U.K. Deposits Rise

  • Teachers would teach, and students would listen; cheerleaders would always outrank stoners; stoners would always outrank nerds.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • 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?

    Bryce Covert: Wall Street Isn't Paid Enough

  • Yes, they outrank us in bike usage, but more people in Seattle commute on foot than in Portland.

    Why Vancouver’s Transit System Has Seattle Beat « PubliCola

  • Women also outrank men by 44% with university degrees.

    Settling for less: Women rake in the money, lowered standards in mate department | Northern Belle

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  • Nothing outranks teeth.

    --Mort Walker, 1972, Beetle Bailey on Parade

    November 22, 2007