out·​stand | \ ˌau̇t-ˈstand How to pronounce outstand (audio) \
outstood\ ˌau̇t-​ˈstu̇d How to pronounce outstand (audio) \; outstanding

Definition of outstand

transitive verb

: to endure beyond I have outstood my time— William Shakespeare

Examples of outstand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Adams is outstanding at attacking his run fits and knifing his way into the backfield to make plays as a blitzer. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: 3 realistic trades the Cowboys could consider this offseason, including a blockbuster deal for a safety," 27 Jan. 2020 The Bruins power play which has been outstanding all postseason connected 49 seconds into an early man advantage when Jake DeBrusk hit Charlie Coyle in front of the net and the East Weymouth native put Boston up 1-0, 4:44 into the game. Matt Vautour | Mvautour@masslive.com, oregonlive, "Stanley Cup Final 2019: St. Louis Blues beat Boston Bruins 3-2 in overtime; even series at 1-1," 29 May 2019 The Echo understands that the European champions have already received as much as €155m from Barcelona for the 27-year-old, with just €5m still outstanding between the two clubs. SI.com, "How Much Barcelona Still Owe Liverpool for Philippe Coutinho as Bayern Close in on Loan Deal," 17 Aug. 2019 And when loans are consolidated, any interest outstanding on the loans becomes part of the principal balance of the consolidation loan, meaning interest may accrue on a higher principal balance. Cheryl Winokur Munk, WSJ, "Two Ways to Simplify Your Student-Loan Debt," 16 June 2019 The total dollar amount outstanding on credit cards, personal loans, student loans and auto loans in the U.S. has never been higher. Annamaria Andriotis, WSJ, "Credit-Card Spending Limits in the Crosshairs as Issuers Grow Cautious," 29 Oct. 2018 However, the rookie was outstanding the first time the Jazz and the Pelicans met, scoring a career-high 41 points in Utah's Dec. 1 victory. William Guillory, NOLA.com, "The Pelicans have won 8 in a row. How long can they keep the streak going?," 6 Mar. 2018 After outstanding consumer credit increased by $18.5 billion in July, the most in five months, economists expect the Federal Reserve to report a modest drop to $16 billion in its consumer credit report for August. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "Jobs report will be lashed by storms," 2 Oct. 2017 The Texas Rangers’ defense, which had been outstanding the first two games against the Kansas City Royals, abandoned them Sunday afternoon. Stefan Stevenson, star-telegram, "Rangers’ defense lost in the sun with sweep on the line," 16 July 2017

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First Known Use of outstand

1571, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Outstand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outstand. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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