standout


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 Burstyn as Beth's mother is a standout.


II UK [ˈstændaʊt] / US [ˈstændˌaʊt] adjective [only before noun] American informal
noticeable because of being much better than anyone or anything else

a standout player/performance


English dictionary. 2014.

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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 — 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