• To surpass someone or something; to be better or do better than someone or something.
  • To be much better than others.
  • To exceed, to go beyond


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  • From Middle English excellen, from Old French exceller, from Latin excello, excelsum; ex + *cellō, an unattested verb root found in culmen; Compare French exceller. See also culminate, column.

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