excel v : distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math" [syn: stand out, surpass] [also: excelling, excelled]
Etymologyexcellere, excelsum; ex out + a root found in culmen height, top; Compare French exceller. See also culminate, column.
- To surpass someone
or something; to be better or do better than someone
- I excelled everyone else with my exam results.
- To be much better
- 1924: ARISTOTLE. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross.
Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Available
at: . Book 1, Part 2.
- If, then, there is something in what the poets say, and jealousy is natural to the divine power, it would probably occur in this case above all, and all who excelled in this knowledge would be unfortunate.
- 1924: ARISTOTLE. Metaphysics. Translated by W. D. Ross. Nashotah, Wisconsin, USA: The Classical Library, 2001. Available at: . Book 1, Part 2.
transitive: to surpass someone or something
intransitive: to be much better than others
- trreq Chinese
- Dutch: uitblinken
- trreq Esperanto
- Finnish: loistaa, olla erittäin hyvä
- French: dépasser
- German: sich hervortun
- trreq Hebrew
- Hungarian: kimagaslik, kiemelkedik, jeleskedik, kitűnik
- Italian: superare
- Japanese: 超える, 越える
- Portuguese: distinguir-se
- Russian: выделяться
- Spanish: sobresalir, distinguirse
- trreq Swedish
Excel may refer to:
- Excel (gum), a brand of chewing gum produced by Wrigley's
- Microsoft Excel, a spreadsheet application by Microsoft Corporation
- Excel (band), a band from Venice, California
- Excel (Excel Saga), the protagonist in the manga and anime series Excel Saga
- Excel, Alabama, a town in the United States
- ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London, England
- EXCEL High School, a public secondary school in Oakland, California, USA
excel in German: Excel
excel in French: Excel (homonymie)
excel in Korean: 엑셀
excel in Italian: Excel
excel in Japanese: エクセル
be born for, be master of, beat, best, better, cap, dominate, eclipse, exceed, go beyond, go one better, improve on, outdo, outpace, outrank, outshine, outstrip, outweigh, overbalance, overbear, overcome, overpass, overshadow, overtop, perfect, predominate, preponderate, prevail, shine, shine in, surpass, top, tower above, tower over, transcend, trump