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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excellent  \Ex"cel*lent\,  a.  [F.  excellent,  L.  excellens,  -entis, 
  p.  pr  of  excellere  See  {Excel}.] 
  1.  Excelling;  surpassing  others  in  some  good  quality  or  the 
  sum  of  qualities;  of  great  worth;  eminent,  in  a  good 
  sense  superior;  as  an  excellent  man,  artist,  citizen, 
  husband,  discourse,  book,  song,  etc.;  excellent  breeding, 
  principles,  aims,  action 
 
  To  love  .  .  .  What  I  see  excellent  in  good  or  fair. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Superior  in  kind  or  degree,  irrespective  of  moral  quality; 
  --  used  with  words  of  a  bad  significance.  [Obs.  or 
  Ironical]  ``An  excellent  hypocrite.''  --Hume. 
 
  Their  sorrows  are  most  excellent.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  Syn:  Worthy;  choice;  prime;  valuable;  select;  exquisite; 
  transcendent;  admirable;  worthy. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Excellent  \Ex"cel*lent\,  adv 
  Excellently;  eminently;  exceedingly.  [Obs.]  ``This  comes  off 
  well  and  excellent.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  excellent 
  adj  :  of  the  highest  quality;  "made  an  excellent  speech";  "the 
  school  has  excellent  teachers";  "a  first-class  mind" 
  [syn:  {first-class}] 




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