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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excel  \Ex*cel"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Excelled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Excelling}.]  [L.  excellere  excelsum  ex  out  +  a  root  found 
  in  culmen  height,  top  cf  F.  exceller.  See  {Culminate}, 
  {Column}.] 
  1.  To  go  beyond  or  surpass  in  good  qualities  or  laudable 
  deeds;  to  outdo  or  outgo,  in  a  good  sense 
 
  Excelling  others  these  were  great;  Thou,  greater 
  still  must  these  excel.  --Prior. 
 
  I  saw  that  wisdom  excelleth  folly,  as  far  as  light 
  excelleth  darkness.  --Eccl.  ii 
  13. 
 
  2.  To  exceed  or  go  beyond;  to  surpass. 
 
  She  opened;  but  to  shut  Excelled  her  power;  the 
  gates  wide  open  stood.  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excel  \Ex*cel"\,  v.  i. 
  To  surpass  others  in  good  qualities,  laudable  actions,  or 
  acquirements;  to  be  distinguished  by  superiority;  as  to 
  excel  in  mathematics,  or  classics. 
 
  Unstable  as  water,  thou  shalt  not  excel.  --Gen.  xlix. 
  4. 
 
  Then  peers  grew  proud  in  horsemanship  t'  excel.  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  excel 
  v  :  distinguish  oneself;  "She  excelled  in  math"  [syn:  {stand  out}, 
  {surpass}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Excel,  AL  (town,  FIPS  24880) 
  Location:  31.42617  N,  87.34242  W 
  Population  (1990):  571  (220  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Excel 
 
  {Microsoft  Excel} 
 
 




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