1. [ adjective ] distinguished from others in excellence

"did outstanding work in human relations" "an outstanding war record"

Related terms: superior
2. [ adjective ] having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
Synonyms: prominent salient striking spectacular

"an outstanding fact of our time" "a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book" "salient traits" "a spectacular rise in prices"

Related terms: conspicuous
3. [ adjective ] of major significance or importance
Synonyms: great

"a great work of art" "Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th century"

Related terms: major
4. [ adjective ] owed as a debt
Synonyms: owing undischarged owed

"outstanding bills" "the amount still owed" "undischarged debts"

Related terms: unpaid
Similar spelling:   outstandingly