Outnumber Out*num"ber, v. t. To exceed in number; as, the garrison was badly outnumbered by the attacking forces. [1913 Webster]

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  • outnumber — index surpass Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • outnumber — (v.) to number more than, 1660s, from OUT (Cf. out) + NUMBER (Cf. number) (v.). Related: Outnumbered; outnumbering …   Etymology dictionary

  • outnumber — ► VERB ▪ be more numerous than …   English terms dictionary

  • outnumber — [out΄num′bər] vt. to exceed in number …   English World dictionary

  • outnumber — out|num|ber [autˈnʌmbə US ər] v [T] to be more in number than another group ▪ Flats outnumber houses in this area. ▪ His troops were hopelessly outnumbered. outnumber sb/sth by sth ▪ In nursing, women still outnumber men by four to one.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • outnumber — UK [ˌaʊtˈnʌmbə(r)] / US [aʊtˈnʌmbər] verb [transitive] Word forms outnumber : present tense I/you/we/they outnumber he/she/it outnumbers present participle outnumbering past tense outnumbered past participle outnumbered if one group outnumbers… …   English dictionary

  • outnumber — verb ADVERB ▪ easily, far, greatly, heavily, vastly ▪ Their failures vastly outnumber their successes. ▪ almost ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • outnumber — [[t]a͟ʊtnʌ̱mbə(r)[/t]] outnumbers, outnumbering, outnumbered VERB If one group of people or things outnumbers another, the first group has more people or things in it than the second group. [V n] ...a town where men outnumber women four to one …   English dictionary

  • outnumber — out|num|ber [ aut nʌmbər ] verb transitive if one group outnumbers another, there are more in the first group than in the second: Despite being outnumbered, they managed to fight back bravely. an area where sheep outnumber humans by twenty to one …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • outnumber — verb (transitive usually passive) to be more in number than another group: We were completely outnumbered by the enemy. | In the nursing profession women still outnumber men by four to one …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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