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

transitive verb

: to endure beyond
I have outstood my timeWilliam Shakespeare

Examples of outstand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That said, neither of these operating systems was able to outstand iOS 14, which, by that time, already had around 80% of all iPhones running this OS. Maren Estrada, BGR, 9 Dec. 2022 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 2 Oct. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1571, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of outstand was in 1571

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“Outstand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outstand. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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