Definition of outnumber
: to exceed in number
Examples of outnumber in a Sentence
With 20 girls and 10 boys in the class, girls outnumber boys by 2 to 1.
Recent Examples of outnumber from the Web
From 1990 to 2010, Pearland went from being one of Houston’s most homogeneous suburbs to its second most diverse, a city where whites are outnumbered by Latinos, African-Americans, Asians, and other minorities.
Counter-protesters outnumbered the group by about 10-1.
Democrats outnumber Republicans in the city 7 to 1, giving Mr. Krasner a clear advantage in November’s general election against Republican nominee Beth Grossman, a longtime former prosecutor.
Maryland is a blue state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1.
For other home games, Miami football can be a disappointing sight, one where complaining Canes fans in the community outnumber those who actually go to games.
The council's three Republicans are outnumbered by the four Democrats on the council.
During the battle, Muslim forces overwhelmed their enemies despite being massively outnumbered.
California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White has appointed Sally Roush the new interim president of San Diego State, marking the first time that women outnumber men as campus presidents in the nation’s largest public university system.
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First Known Use of outnumber
OUTNUMBER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of outnumber for English Language Learners
: to be more than (someone or something) in number
OUTNUMBER Defined for Kids
Definition of outnumber for Students
: to be more than in number
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