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
Perennially outnumbered by Republicans in Tallahassee, Florida Democrats have a chance to win back a competitive Miami state Senate seat in September.
Here are five things to watch: 1 In a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans more than 2-1, two prominent Democrats are challenging Mayor Jennifer Roberts in the primary.
Female patients outnumber males by about four to one.
While the golf course had its supporters, it was outnumbered by those lobbying for a mountain bike trail or cross country course.
Scott brothers, whose various shows now outnumber them.
But a recent analysis by the Brewers Association, a craft beer industry group, shows that microbreweries with taprooms have both outnumbered brewpubs in the U.S. and are also outpacing microbreweries without taprooms.
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.
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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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