Definitions for: Excel

[v] distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ex*cel", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excelled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Excelling.] [L. excellere, excelsum; ex out + a root found
in culmen height, top; cf. F. exceller. See Culminate,
1. To go beyond or surpass in good qualities or laudable
deeds; to outdo or outgo, in a good sense.

Excelling others, these were great; Thou, greater
still, must these excel. --Prior.

I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light
excelleth darkness. --Eccl. ii.

2. To exceed or go beyond; to surpass.

She opened; but to shut Excelled her power; the
gates wide open stood. --Milton.

Ex*cel", v. i.
To surpass others in good qualities, laudable actions, or
acquirements; to be distinguished by superiority; as, to
excel in mathematics, or classics.

Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel. --Gen. xlix.

Then peers grew proud in horsemanship t' excel. --Pope.

Synonyms: stand out, surpass

See Also: eclipse, exceed, excel at, go past, outrank, overshadow, overstep, pass, rank, shine at, top, transcend

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