Definition of standout in English:



  • A person or thing of exceptional ability or high quality.

    ‘standouts include the homemade ravioli and the pizzas’
    • ‘Chillonometry feels like one of those early trip-hop comps, dubbed out in places, a little too jazzed and funky in others, with no real standouts at all.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, back at the Empress, a string of standouts reminded us there's good Riesling to be found across the board.’
    • ‘Other standouts include Eddie Kaye Thomas as the oddball Finch and, of course, Eugene Levy as Jim's ever intrusive father.’
    • ‘None of the performers are individual standouts, but you've probably heard some of their other work.’
    • ‘Real keeper Iker Casillas, one of their standouts this season, was asked for a revised view on the superior football league in Europe.’
    • ‘Few singers have Bellamy's energy or vocal range, and standouts here include Screenager and their anthem, Muscle Museum.’
    • ‘There were clearly standouts in terms of talent, natural ability, comfort in their bodies and natural rhythms.’
    • ‘Some of the younger participants were real standouts.’
    • ‘Other standouts in the cast include Morgan Freeman as Robin's newfound Moorish friend Azeem.’
    • ‘There are no standouts here; every actor - new and seasoned - is spot-on.’
    • ‘There aren't really any standouts on this disc like there are on Silver Side Up, but there are still a few gems that have never had the airplay they ought to.’
    • ‘So leaving those obvious standouts aside, here are my picks for the best of 2003.’
    • ‘An inspired pairing with Gerald Levert on the seductive ‘A Rose by Any Other Name,’ is one of many standouts.’
    • ‘The rest of the large cast is uneven but there are several standouts.’
    • ‘Give a gold star to any photo you love: it turns your favourites into visual standouts at a glance.’
    • ‘The most popular and influential stallions in the world will be represented and include such standouts as Storm Cat.’
    • ‘It was a solid speech without having any dramatic standouts.’
    • ‘The salt-and-pepper shrimp and the chicken-abalone congee were standouts.’
    • ‘Among the standouts are two divergent sets of pics by Mugen.’
    • ‘I don't even know where to begin with the standouts for the night, since pretty much everything was fabulous.’
    marvel, sensation, wonder, prodigy, miracle, rarity, nonpareil, curiosity, spectacle
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  • [attributive] Exceptionally good.

    ‘he became a standout quarterback in the NFL’
    • ‘Braum points to his company's milk as another standout product offering in the Braum's store lineup.’
    • ‘The album's standout track, recent single Metarie, tells of a girl who loved him, but not enough to actually be seen with him.’
    • ‘The high points of the evening come in the form of the two arguably standout tracks from Shine A Light.’
    • ‘One driver Ganassi will offer an opportunity to is ASA standout Reed Sorensen.’
    • ‘Chef and proprietor of Fresco, Kelowna's standout restaurant, Butters should know.’
    • ‘If there's any criticism here it's that there's no real standout tracks, but then that's quite possibly the idea.’
    • ‘He probably won't be needed in the return game any longer with the drafting of standout Darrent Williams.’
    • ‘This event has a very open field and it is hard to identify one standout favourite above the rest of the field.’
    • ‘Bishop said that this bars any team with just one standout pitcher from garnering an unfair advantage over other clubs in the league.’
    • ‘He has been projected as one of the top picks in the next draft and has drawn comparisons to former Miami standout Warren Sapp.’
    • ‘Interestingly, it's Hopkins who gets one of the film's few standout moments.’
    • ‘Walker will share duties with NASCAR Nextel Cup standout Kasey Kahne, who Walker drove for in selected USAC events.’
    • ‘All great gigs have standout moments, when time slows down and you want it to stop forever.’
    • ‘The Spartans were without standout quarterback Drew Stanton after he hurt his shoulder late in the first half.’
    • ‘There are a couple of standout tracks on this album - the first two specifically.’
    • ‘There are several standout performances in The Cat's Meow coming from Izzard, Herrmann and Dunst.’
    • ‘Junior Lemau'u and Leon Drummer are standout defensive linemen in a defense-heavy class.’
    • ‘Rounding out Madrid and the Avalanche's six aces are standout defenders Roberto Carlos and Rob Blake.’
    • ‘The whole area has a vibrant feel and the food is good bistro-style with some standout specials.’
    • ‘Three new standout players were added to the roster this season.’