Definition of Outburn

1. v. t. & i. To exceed in burning.



Definition of Outburn

1. Verb. (intransitive) To burn away; be consumed by fire. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To exceed in burning; burn longer than. ¹

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Definition of Outburn

1. to burn longer than [v -BURNED or -BURNT, -BURNING, -BURNS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Outburn

outbuildings
outbuilds
outbuilt
outbulge
outbulged
outbulges
outbulging
outbulk
outbulked
outbulking
outbulks
outbullied
outbullies
outbully
outbullying
outburn (current term)
outburned
outburning
outburns
outburnt
outburp
outburst
outburst flood
outbursted
outbursting
outbursts
outbuy
outbuying
outbuys
outby

Literary usage of Outburn

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1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1907)
"... fire my good one out would therefore signify " till he outburn, or eclipse, him." NW HILL. New York. ' DIARY ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE TIMES OF GEORGE IV. ..."

2. The Poems of John Donne by John Donne, James Russell Lowell, Grolier Club (1895)
"... of virtue,) may outburn The straw which doth about our hearts sojourn. You know physicians, when they would infuse Into any oil the souls of simples, ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1814)
"An offset is the shoot of a pullulating plant; a set-off is an indemnity. To burn out is to extinguish; to outburn is to be brighter than another fire. ..."

4. Star-names and Their Meanings by Richard Hinckley Allen (1899)
"... and Tennyson, in his Dream of Fair Women, made it a simile of intensest light,— in Cleopatra's words,— lamps which outburn'cl Canopus. ..."

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