Definitions

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

  • adjective Excellent or exceptionally good.
  • adjective Noticeable or conspicuous.
  • adjective Still in existence; not settled or resolved.
  • adjective Publicly issued and sold.

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

  • adjective That stands out; undischarged; uncollected; not paid.
  • adjective Conspicuously excellent; markedly superior; distinguished.
  • adjective So prominent so as to attract notice; conspicuous; usually but not always in a good sense.

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

  • adjective prominent or noticeable; standing out from others
  • adjective exceptionally good; distinguished from others by its superiority
  • adjective projecting outwards
  • adjective unresolved; not settled or finished
  • adjective owed as a debt

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

  • adjective of major significance or importance
  • adjective distinguished from others in excellence
  • adjective owed as a debt
  • adjective having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

Etymologies

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From outstand, equivalent to out- +‎ standing.

Examples

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  • JM met an expert farmer who was outstanding in his field.

    May 25, 2011