standout

noun, often attributive stand·out \ ˈstand-ˌau̇t \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of standout

: one that is prominent or conspicuous especially because of excellence

Examples of standout in a Sentence

  1. She is a standout among the available candidates.

  2. All the cameras we tested were good, but there was no real standout.

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First Known Use of standout

1928


stand out

verb

Definition of stand out

intransitive verb
1 a : to appear as if in relief : project
b : to be prominent or conspicuous
  • stands out from the crowd
2 : to steer away from shore
3 : to be stubborn in resolution or resistance

Examples of stand out in a Sentence

  1. the relief figures stand out from the wall quite strikingly

First Known Use of stand out

14th century


STANDOUT Defined for English Language Learners

standout

noun

Definition of standout for English Language Learners

  • : a person or thing that is better or more important than the others in a group



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