December 03, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
stand out /ˈstænd ˈaʊt/ phrasal verb
stand out
/ˈstænd ˈaʊt/
phrasal verb
Bright vests help the children stand out.
Bright vests help the children stand out.
Learner's definition of STAND OUT

1 : to be easily seen or noticed

  • His bright tie made him stand out (in the crowd).

  • The trees' red leaves stood out against the gray sky.

2 : to be better or more important than the other people or things in a group in a way that is easily seen or noticed

  • As a student, she stood out above/from the rest.

  • Only one contestant really stands out [=sticks out] in my mind.

  • Two facts stand out from her testimony.

  • His performance really stood out.

3 : to extend out from a surface

  • The hat made her ears stand out [=stick out].

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