Definition of Excel

1. Verb. Distinguish oneself. "She excelled in math"

Exact synonyms: Stand Out, Surpass
Specialized synonyms: Exceed, Go Past, Overstep, Pass, Top, Transcend, Outrank, Rank, Excel At, Shine At
Derivative terms: Excellence, Excellent



Definition of Excel

1. v. t. To go beyond or surpass in good qualities or laudable deeds; to outdo or outgo, in a good sense.

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

Definition of Excel

1. Proper noun. (trademark) A spreadsheet application software program written and distributed by w:Microsoft Microsoft. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To surpass someone or something; to be better or do better than someone or something. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To be much better than others. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Excel

1. to surpass others [v -CELLED, -CELLING, -CELS]

Medical Definition of Excel

1. 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. 4) "Then peers grew proud in horsemanship t' excel." (Pope) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Excel

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Literary usage of Excel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"excel, compounded of ex and cello, to lift or move over, is another species ... To excel and surpass signify to exceed, or be superior in that which is good ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Let him pass us on the field Some little way ; then easily will we spring And take him captive ; for, though he perchance In speed excel us, yet advancing ..."

3. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"(Though void of all these paintings that may make It with this or the other man to take) Is not without those things that do excel What do in brave but ..."

4. The History of the Rise, Increase, and Progress of the Christian People by William Sewel (1844)
"... (e) ' And as the celestial bodies do far excel terrestrial, so we expect our spiritual bodies in the resurrection, shall far excel what our bodies now ..."

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