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Definition of "outstanding" []

  • Standing out among others of its kind; prominent. See Synonyms at noticeable. (adjective)
  • Superior to others of its kind; distinguished. (adjective)
  • Projecting upward or outward; standing out. (adjective)
  • Still in existence; not settled or resolved: outstanding debts; a long outstanding problem. (adjective)
  • Publicly issued and sold: outstanding stocks and bonds. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "outstanding" in a sentence
  • "Under Macy's previous sales training program, associates were given scripted steps in making a sale, such as "smile," "thank the customer," and "always say the word 'outstanding.'""
  • "The University of Pretoria is to confer an honorary doctorate on President Nelson Mandela for what it describes as his outstanding contribution to the well-being of South Africa and humanity this century."
  • "Alierta particularly emphasised the performance in Brazil, which he described as "outstanding", adding that it consolidates the Company's leadership "in a market which will soon become Telefónica's main source of revenue, and where the integration of the fixed and mobile businesses will allow the Company to capture synergies of 3,700-4,600 million euros, a significantly larger amount than initially forecasted.""