Excelled is defined as done very well at, or been superior to others.
If you always got A's in your science classes at school, this is an example of when you excelled at science.
- simple past tense and past participle of excel
Variant of excel
transitive verbexcelled, excelling
to be better or greater than, or superior to (another or others)
Origin of excelMiddle English excellen ; from Old French exceller ; from Classical Latin excellere, to raise, surpass, excel ; from ex-, out of, from + -cellere, to rise, project ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kel-, to project from source hill, Classical Greek kolophōn