- prominent; distinguished; conspicuous
- unfulfilled; unsettled
- unpaid; uncollected
- that have been issued and sold: said of stocks and bonds
- unusually fine, admirable, enjoyable, etc.: a general term of approval
This appears to be an outstanding glass of wine.
- Outstanding means unpaid.
An example of something outstanding is a bill from two years ago that you keep forgetting to pay.
- The definition of outstanding is something that is very good or very noticeable, making it more obvious than another.
- An example of something outstanding is a wine that is noticeably better at a tasting.
- An example of something outstanding is a sculpture that is hard to miss.
- Excellent or exceptionally good: an outstanding essay that received an A+.
- Noticeable or conspicuous: “Thiamine deficiency alone generally produces peripheral neuritis and numbness as its most outstanding features” ( Vernon H. Mark )
- Still in existence; not settled or resolved: outstanding debts; a long outstanding problem.
- Publicly issued and sold: outstanding shares of stock.
(comparative more outstanding, superlative most outstanding)
- stand out
- Their list of outstanding collections was growing smaller.
- But there was an outstanding feud between him and them; and his first act as ethnarch was to remove the high priest on the ground of his sympathy with the rebels.
- There is no outstanding debt.
- His prose idylls, The Garden that I love and In Veronica's Garden, are full of a pleasant, open-air flavour, which is also the outstanding feature of his English Lyrics.
- The only danger he saw of losing his mate – again – was if she had any outstanding debt to Darkyn.