outstanding

[out-stan-ding]
adjective
1.
prominent; conspicuous; striking: an outstanding example of courage.
2.
marked by superiority or distinction; excellent; distinguished: an outstanding student.
3.
continuing in existence; remaining unsettled, unpaid, etc.: outstanding debts.
4.
(of securities and the like) publicly issued and sold or in circulation.
5.
standing out; projecting: a stiff, outstanding fabric.
6.
Archaic. that resists or opposes.

Origin:
1605–15; outstand + -ing2

outstandingly, adverb
outstandingness, noun


1. eminent. 3. owing, due.
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outstand

[out-stand]
verb (used without object), outstood, outstanding.
1.
to be prominent.
verb (used with object), outstood, outstanding.
2.
to stay or remain beyond: to outstand the hour.

Origin:
1565–75; out- + stand

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outstand (ˌaʊtˈstænd)
 
vb , -stands, -standing, -stood
1.  (intr) to be outstanding or excel
2.  (intr) nautical to stand out to sea
3.  archaic (tr) to last beyond

outstanding (ˌaʊtˈstændɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  superior; excellent; distinguished
2.  prominent, remarkable, or striking
3.  still in existence; unsettled, unpaid, or unresolved
4.  (of shares, bonds, etc) issued and sold
5.  projecting or jutting upwards or outwards
 
out'standingly
 
adv

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outstanding
1571, "projecting, prominent, detached" (implied in outstand (v.)), from out + stand (v.). Figurative sense of "conspicuous, striking" is first recorded 1830. Meaning "unpaid, unsettled" is from 1797.
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Example sentences
Evidence of outstanding teaching and a proven commitment to research and
  scholarship required.
In her own school, she can point to a record of outstanding success.
But the emerald hillsides appear lovely even without the walk and outstanding
  picnic spots abound.
As a by-product, some outstanding lunar science was done, leading ultimately to
  an understanding of the moon's origin.
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