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Meaning of outstanding by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From outstand, equivalent to out- +‎ standing .


    outstanding ( comparative more outstanding, superlative most outstanding )

    1. prominent or noticeable; standing out from others
    2. distinguished from others by its superiority
    3. projecting outwards
    4. unresolved; not settled or finished
    5. owed as a debt

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Explanation of outstanding by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

    2. an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom
    3. of major significance or importance

    4. Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th centurey
    5. owed as a debt

    6. outstanding bills
    7. distinguished from others in excellence

    8. did outstanding work in human relations
      an outstanding war record

    Definition of outstanding by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Outstanding, a.
      1. That stands out; undischarged; uncollected; not paid; as, “outstanding obligations”.

      Revenues . . . as well outstanding as collected. A. Hamilton.

      2. Conspicuously excellent; markedly superior; distinguished.

      3. So prominent so as to attract notice; conspicuous; usually but not always in a good sense.