Definition of outstanding
1 : standing out : projecting stood on an outstanding rock
2a : unpaid left several bills outstandingb : continuing to exist : unresolved a long outstanding problem in astronomy was arrested on … an outstanding warrant on a domestic violence charge — Kathy Hoganc of securities : publicly issued and sold has 20,000 shares outstanding
3a : standing out from a group : conspicuous There are some outstanding exceptions to this rule.b : marked by eminence and distinction an outstanding student an outstanding achievement
outstandinglyplay \au̇t-ˈstan-diŋ-lē, ˈau̇t-ˌstan-\ adverb
Examples of outstanding in a Sentence
Tonight we will honor the school's most outstanding students.
You did an outstanding job on the project.
the outstanding quality of your work
a wine that is outstanding in quality
As a president, he was outstanding in many ways.
Her novels are outstanding for their complex characters and interesting plots.
The painting is an outstanding example of the artist's style.
Outstanding among the menu items were the tomato soup and the swordfish.
She had several outstanding parking tickets in her car.
He left a balance of 50 dollars outstanding on his account.
Recent Examples of outstanding from the Web
Smith singled out one outstanding young athlete, Tyler Tuesburg.
Also, Williams was wanted on a outstanding failure to appear warrants in Marshall and Blount counties.
Each year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside recognize outstanding members from each of their seven sites around Oceanside as well as current members of the Real Options for Adults with Disabilities’ (aka R.O.A.D.’s) program.
On average, companies in the index typically secure approval from investors holding more than 90 percent of outstanding shares, according to data compiled by Bloomberg -- a threshold Bed Bath & Beyond hasn’t exceeded since 2012.
Earlier in the week, Anderson, a three-sport athlete, was named Hinsdale South's most outstanding athlete.
The issue is HOPE, which in Georgia stands for Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally, the name of the grant and scholarship established by former Georgia Governor Zell Miller in 1993.
At the same time, short interest as a proportion of total shares outstanding has also expanded, rising by 0.3 percentage point to 3.9 percent.
At 33, Mr. Hadelich increasingly seems to be one of the outstanding violinists of his generation.
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First Known Use of outstanding
Synonym Discussion of outstanding
OUTSTANDING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of outstanding for English Language Learners
: extremely good or excellent
: easy to notice especially because of being important or very good
: not yet paid
OUTSTANDING Defined for Kids
Legal Definition of outstanding
1 : not paid had several outstanding debts
2 : publicly issued and sold a million shares outstanding
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