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outstanding adj
1 distinguished from others in excellence; "did outstanding work in human relations"; "an outstanding war record"
2 having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; "an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom"; "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book"; "salient traits"; "a spectacular rise in prices"; "a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center"; "a striking resemblance between parent and child" [syn: prominent, salient, spectacular, striking]
3 of major significance or importance; "a great work of art"; "Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th century" [syn: great]
4 owed as a debt; "outstanding bills"; "the amount still owed"; "undischarged debts" [syn: owed, owing(p), undischarged]

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distinguished from others by its superiority
projecting outwards
not settled or finished
owed as a debt
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Extensive Definition

A word used for awesome. OR "Outstanding" is a song originally performed by The Gap Band and written by member Raymond Calhoun. It is one of their signature songs.
The song was covered by Kenny Thomas and, later, English footballer Andy Cole.
In 1993, the song was sampled for R. Kelly's hit "Summer Bunnies".

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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