outstand

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

Definition of outstand

transitive verb

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

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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 With respect to the rest of an offense that has been consistently outstanding for much of the last half-decade, no position has been so regularly healthy as this one. Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star, "Position primer: IU's wide receiver group once again in good hands," 12 July 2017 Last year, St. Charles took home the award for Outstanding Achievement in Landscaped Areas. Aurora Beacon-News, "Judges will visit St. Charles for America in Bloom award," 10 July 2017 The Mary Jane Lusby Award for outstanding all-around performance including academics was presented to Marley Helton and Trevor Bateman. Chris Folks, Laurel Leader, "Fifth-graders say good-bye to Bond Mill [West Laurel]," 14 June 2017

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First Known Use of outstand

1571, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of outstand was in 1571

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