standout
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1928 one that is prominent or conspicuous especially because of excellence

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • standout — UK US /ˈstændaʊt/ noun ► [C] a person or thing that is excellent or much better than the other people or things involved in something: »Trucks were the standout for the nation s No. 2 automaker, with sales rising 7.7% last year. ► [U] MARKETING… …   Financial and business terms

  • standout — (n.) also stand out, 1898, a strike by workers, from STAND (Cf. stand) (v.) + OUT (Cf. out). Meaning one who is eminent is from 1928; as an adj. in this sense from 1932 …   Etymology dictionary

  • standout — [stand′out΄] n. a person or thing conspicuously superior or notable in performance, quality, etc. adj. outstanding …   English World dictionary

  • standout — I UK [ˈstændaʊt] / US [ˈstændˌaʊt] noun [countable] Word forms standout : singular standout plural standouts American someone or something that you notice because they are much better than anyone or anything else Everyone else is fine, but Ellen… …   English dictionary

  • standout — stand|out [ˈstændaut] adj [only before noun] AmE used about a person or thing in a group that is much better than all the rest ▪ the standout track on the album >standout n [singular] ▪ He was the standout in last Saturday s game …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • standout — stand|out1 [ stænd,aut ] noun count AMERICAN INFORMAL someone or something that you notice because they are much better than anyone or anything else: Everyone else is fine, but Ellen Burstyn as Beth s mother is a standout. standout stand|out 2 [… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • standout — noun (C) AmE someone who is better at doing something or more attractive than other people in a group: In that class, Mary s a standout. standout adjective: a standout performance …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • standout — [[t]stæ̱ndaʊt[/t]] standouts also stand out N COUNT: oft N n Journalists use standout to refer to a person or thing that is much better than the other people or things involved in something. [AM, AUSTRALIAN] In the earlier rounds, Ferguson and… …   English dictionary

  • standout — /stand owt /, n. 1. something or someone, as a person, performance, etc., remarkably superior to others: Evans was a standout in the mixed doubles. 2. someone who is conspicuous in an area because of his or her refusal to conform with the actions …   Universalium

  • standout — 1. adjective exceptional; noteworthy The band played well, but the acrobats gave the standout performance. Syn: outstanding 2. noun An exceptional or noteworthy person or thing …   Wiktionary

  • standout — adj. Standout is used with these nouns: ↑performance, ↑performer, ↑track …   Collocations dictionary

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