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Meaning of EXCEL

Pronunciation:  ik'sel

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math"

EXCEL is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: stand out, surpass
 See Also: eclipse, exceed, excel at, go past, outrank, overshadow, overstep, pass, rank, shine at, top, transcend



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ex*cel"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Excelled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Excelling}.] [L. excellere, excelsum; ex out + a root found
    in culmen height, top; cf. F. exceller. See {Culminate},
    1. To go beyond or surpass in good qualities or laudable
       deeds; to outdo or outgo, in a good sense.
             Excelling others, these were great; Thou, greater
             still, must these excel.              --Prior.
             I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light
             excelleth darkness.                   --Eccl. ii.
    2. To exceed or go beyond; to surpass.
             She opened; but to shut Excelled her power; the
             gates wide open stood.                --Milton.
  2. \Ex*cel"\, v. i.
    To surpass others in good qualities, laudable actions, or
    acquirements; to be distinguished by superiority; as, to
    excel in mathematics, or classics.
          Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel. --Gen. xlix.
          Then peers grew proud in horsemanship t' excel. --Pope.
Computing Dictionary

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