outnumber

verb out·num·ber \ ˌau̇t-ˈnəm-bər \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of outnumber

transitive verb
: 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.

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First Known Use of outnumber

1598


OUTNUMBER Defined for English Language Learners

outnumber

verb

Definition of outnumber for English Language Learners

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


OUTNUMBER Defined for Kids

outnumber

verb out·num·ber \ au̇t-ˈnəm-bər \

Definition of outnumber for Students

outnumbered; outnumbering
: to be more than in number


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