Excellent definition

ĕksə-lənt
Outstandingly good of its kind; of exceptional merit, virtue, etc.
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Of the highest or finest quality; exceptionally good for its kind.

Enjoyed an excellent meal at the restaurant.

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(obs.) Excelling; surpassing.
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(archaic) Being so to an extreme degree.
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The definition of excellent is someone or something as exceptional or of high quality.

An example of excellent is the taste of fine chocolate to a chocolate lover.

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Exceptionally good of its kind.
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Of the highest quality; splendid.
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Superior in kind or degree, irrespective of moral quality.
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(obsolete) Excellently.
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Origin of excellent

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin excellēns excellent- present participle of excellere to excel excel

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French excellent, from Latin excellēns (“elevated, exalted”), present participle of excellō (“elevate, exult”)

    From Wiktionary