outshine

verb out·shine \ ˌau̇t-ˈshīn \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of outshine

outshone play \ˌau̇t-ˈshōn, especially British -ˈshän\ or outshined; outshining
transitive verb
1 a : to shine brighter than
b : to excel in splendor or showiness
2 : outdo, surpass
  • outshone most of the other films in quality
  • —Kathleen Karr
intransitive verb
: to shine out

Examples of outshine in a Sentence

  1. She outshines all the other actors in the film.

  2. the trumpeter outshines all of his fellow band members

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First Known Use of outshine

1585


OUTSHINE Defined for English Language Learners

outshine

verb

Definition of outshine for English Language Learners

  • : to do better than (someone or something) : to earn more respect or attention than (someone or something)


OUTSHINE Defined for Kids

outshine

verb out·shine \ au̇t-ˈshīn \

Definition of outshine for Students

outshone \-ˈshōn\; outshining
1 : to shine brighter than
2 : to do better than : outdo We outshone our competition.


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