Definition of Stand out
1. Verb. Be highly noticeable.
2. Verb. Distinguish oneself. "She excelled in math"
Specialized synonyms: Exceed, Go Past, Overstep, Pass, Top, Transcend, Outrank, Rank, Excel At, Shine At
Derivative terms: Excellence, Excellent
3. Verb. Steer away from shore, of ships.
Generic synonyms: Channelise, Channelize, Direct, Guide, Head, Maneuver, Manoeuver, Manoeuvre, Point, Steer
4. Verb. Be stubborn in resolution or resistance.
Definition of Stand out
1. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic) To be obvious or conspicuous, in contrast to one's surroundings. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Lexicographical Neighbors of Stand Out
Literary usage of Stand out
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"And to heighten the effect he does not even hesitate to make certain figures stand out in real, palpable relief; in fact some of his frescoes are as much ..."
2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1846)
"... now stand out in bold relief, and authoritative dignity ! How vividly appear before us the memories of the past ! " In lonely glens, amid the roar of ..."
3. Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth (1900)
"... bare branches of the silver birches stand out clear against the soft sky, while the little moon looks down kindly on the damp November world. ..."
4. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"to stand out against him, but not as though she was set in her will. I wonder now in thim days that my ears did not grow a yard on me head wid list'nin'. ..."
5. Elizabeth and Her German Garden by Elizabeth (1900)
"... bare branches of the silver birches stand out clear against the^soft sky, while the little moon looks down kindly on the damp November world. ..."
6. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"... play is vividly clear, and the strongly contrasted characters stand out with great distinctness, while the dialogue is epigrammatic and full of power. ..."
7. The Works of Hannah More: With a Sketch of Her Life by Hannah More (1827)
"—that they can never stand out against such; tation presses him, some infirmity clearest« persuasions as he has to offer—never resist him. ..."