standout

noun, often attributive
stand·​out | \ ˈstand-ˌau̇t How to pronounce standout (audio) \

Definition of standout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one that is prominent or conspicuous especially because of excellence

stand out

verb
stood out; standing out; stands out

Definition of stand out (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1a : 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

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Examples of standout in a Sentence

Noun

She is a standout among the available candidates. All the cameras we tested were good, but there was no real standout.

Verb

the relief figures stand out from the wall quite strikingly
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

According to The Denver Post, the student who was killed in the Stem School shooting was 18-year-old senior Kendrick Castillo, a standout member of the robotics team, with a love for the outdoors. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "Students Walked Out of a Vigil for the STEM School Highlands Ranch Shooting After Politicians Spoke," 9 May 2019 There was an all-over orange outfit that followed, with a standout Dries Van Noten bag, and then an especially wacky, animated Walter Von Beirendonck jacket made to look like a crude skeleton. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Lil Uzi Vert Even Gets Dressed Up to Go to the Dentist," 8 May 2019 Going rogue The Division had one standout idea: The Dark Zone, where players were encouraged to team up to score high-level loot while most of the server tried to gun them down. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: Call of Duty's battle royale is free-to-try, Steam moved 15 exabytes of data in 2018," 18 Jan. 2019 In the post-Zlatan era, Sweden have no standout individuals. SI.com, "Warning Signs: How Sweden's Humble History Makers Survived and Thrived in the Post-Zlatan Era," 6 July 2018 Former Clemson standout Gabe DeVoe started all 35 games last season for the Tigers and averaged 14.2 points for a team that finished 25-10. Chapel Fowler, charlotteobserver, "How Ex-Shelby High and Clemson star Gabe DeVoe got NBA summer-league shot with Hornets," 5 July 2018 For Kablito, though, a breakup can still feel liberating even without a standout dress. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "In Her New Music Video, Kablito Makes Breakup Style Look Effortless," 2 May 2019 In the year to date, social standouts returned 17.4% versus the S&P at 14.7%. Laura Forman, WSJ, "Happy Employees Yield Happy Investors," 2 Apr. 2019 On this standout cut from her album GREY Area, Little Simz matches the track’s menacing beat with her own equally debilitating flow, making for a fiery, twisted rap miracle. Natalie Maher, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Songs to Listen to This Summer," 27 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of standout

Noun

1928, in the meaning defined above

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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standout

noun

English Language Learners Definition of standout

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

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