Definition of Stand out

1. Verb. Be highly noticeable.

Exact synonyms: Jump, Jump Out, Leap Out, Stick Out
Generic synonyms: Appear, Look, Seem



2. Verb. Distinguish oneself. "She excelled in math"
Exact synonyms: Excel, Surpass
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.

4. Verb. Be stubborn in resolution or resistance.
Generic synonyms: Hold Out, Resist, Stand Firm, Withstand

Definition of Stand out

1. Verb. (intransitive idiomatic) To be obvious or conspicuous, in contrast to one's surroundings. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stand Out

stand fast
stand firm
stand for
stand from under
stand guard
stand in
stand in for
stand in someone's shoes
stand off
stand oil
stand on ceremony
stand on end
stand on its own
stand on one's own two feet
stand one's ground
stand out (current term)
stand pat
stand sentinel
stand someone in good stead
stand still
stand stock still
stand tall
stand the test of time
stand to
stand to reason
stand up
stand up against
stand up for
stand up to
stand watch

Literary usage of Stand out

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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. ..."

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