outnumber

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verb out·num·ber \ˌau̇t-ˈnəm-bər\

Definition of outnumber

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to exceed in number

Examples of outnumber in a sentence

  1. With 20 girls and 10 boys in the class, girls outnumber boys by 2 to 1.

1598

First Known Use of outnumber

1598


OUTNUMBER Defined for English Language Learners

outnumber

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verb out·num·ber \ˌau̇t-ˈnəm-bər\

Definition of outnumber for English Language Learners

  • : to be more than (someone or something) in number


OUTNUMBER Defined for Kids

outnumber

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verb out·num·ber \au̇t-ˈnəm-bər\

Definition of outnumber for Students

outnumbered

outnumbering

  1. :  to be more than in number



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