Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To surpass (another) in an amount sold.
  • transitive verb To outdo (another) in selling.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To exceed in value or worth; excel.
  • To exceed in amount of sales; sell better or more than.
  • To sell for more than.

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

  • transitive verb To exceed in amount of sales; to sell more than.
  • transitive verb To exceed in the price of selling; to fetch more than; to exceed in value.

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

  • verb To sell more than the others.

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

  • verb be sold more often than other, similar products
  • verb sell more than others

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Examples

  • Will Obama, yes, we can cola in a bottle not a can despite the name outsell John McCain soda made with pure patriotic spirit.

    CNN Transcript Jun 22, 2008

  • Will Obama, yes, we can cola in a bottle not a can despite the name outsell John McCain soda made with pure patriotic spirit.

    CNN Transcript Jun 21, 2008

  • I understand they're updated hourly and with sales of a single copy can jump up thousands of places ... only to subside gradually as other titles outsell it during any given hour.

    The Highfield Mole

  • Wait untill the Balloon Boy's family comes out with their memoirs, I'm sure that one will far outsell Palin.

    Palin lands on top of NY Times bestseller list

  • How Jed, or anyone, can believe that this mess of a book will outsell the President's memoir is beyond me.

    Schmidt calls Palin claims 'total fiction'

  • As far as I know, fantasy in general still tends to outsell most other varieties of speculative fiction (there are exceptions, of course – individual sf writers who have sales many fantasy authors, including yours truly, can only dream of).

    Brian Ruckley · Answering Questions: Part the Second

  • There can't be many writers in the genre who outsell Iain Banks, and although his work is often dark, the Culture represents a positive spin on technological development and its fusion with liberal social attitudes.

    MIND MELD: Why is Genre Fiction Bleak and What Can Be Done About It?

  • Now the MacBook Air is a solid player in Apple's laptop lineup its laptops outsell its desktops by about 3:1 - but it's going to be challenged in the market by "ultrabooks" which will make the MacBook Air look quite ordinary.

    Apple working on ARM port for Mac OS X: will Macbook Airs see it first?

  • 'Soon a Chinese ink painting is going to outsell Picasso.'

    The China Factor

  • "Someday soon a Chinese ink painting is going to outsell Picasso," said Joe Lin-Hill , an emerging-markets professor at Sotheby's Institute of Art, a graduate school run by an affiliate of the auction house.

    The China Factor

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