Definition of Outshine

1. Verb. Shine brighter than. "What star outshines the sun?"

Generic synonyms: Beam, Shine



2. Verb. Attract more attention and praise than others. "Sam cannot outshine Sue "; "This film outshone all the others in quality"
Generic synonyms: Exceed, Outdo, Outgo, Outmatch, Outperform, Outstrip, Surmount, Surpass
Specialized synonyms: Upstage

Definition of Outshine

1. v. i. To shine forth.

2. v. t. To excel in splendor.

Definition of Outshine

1. Verb. to shine brighter than something else ¹

2. Verb. to exceed something or someone else, especially in an obvious or flamboyant manner ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Outshine

1. to shine brighter than [v -SHONE or -SHINED, -SHINING, -SHINES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Outshine

outsentry
outsert
outserts
outserve
outserved
outserves
outserving
outset
outsets
outsettler
outsettlers
outshame
outshamed
outshames
outshaming
outshine (current term)
outshined
outshines
outshining
outshone
outshoot
outshooting
outshoots
outshop
outshot
outshots
outshout
outshouted
outshouting
outshouts

Literary usage of Outshine

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

1. Journal by Indiana General Assembly. Senate, Indiana, General Assembly, United States Congress Senate (1873)
"... behalf of the people and State as will vie with, if not outshine, anything done by any of the illustrious men who have preceded him in his high office. ..."

2. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers (1835)
"... that he preached up a more exact rule of life than seemed to them consistent with human nature ; but his own practice did outshine his doctrine. ..."

3. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers (1853)
"... Muses : For if I thought my judgment were of years, I should commit thee surely with thy peers, And tell how far thou didst our Lyly outshine, ..."

4. Memoirs of Count Grammont by Anthony Hamilton (1809)
"The most effectual method of paying court to the king, was to outshine the rest in brilliancy and grandeur ; and whilst these rejoicings brought forward all ..."

5. Songs of Redemption and Praise by John A. Davis, John Ralston Clements (1906)
"+- 4 If the spirit dwells within you, You will outshine the sun, You will outshine the sun, i- You will outshine the sun; If the spirit dwells within yon, ..."

6. The Sunday Magazine by Thomas Guthrie, William Garden Blaikie, Benjamin Waugh (1877)
"These are the actresses from the great theatres who are come to see if the preacher can outshine the stage hero of fest night. ..."

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