Excellent

  • 1 excellent — excellent, ente [ ɛkselɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • XIIe; lat. excellens, p. prés. de excellere → exceller ♦ Qui, dans son genre, atteint un degré éminent de perfection; très bon. ⇒ admirable, merveilleux, parfait, supérieur. A ♦ 1 ♦ (Choses) Un lit… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 excellent — excellent, ente (è ksè lan, lan t ) adj. 1°   Qui est à un degré éminent, qui l emporte. •   Il fut appelé à cette excellente fonction de ministre du Dieu vivant pour la défense de l Église et pour le salut des peuples, BOURDAL. Panég. de S.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 excellent — Excellent, [excell]ente. adj. v. Qui excelle. Excellent vin. chere excellente. goust excellent. fruits, melons excellents. ces chevaux là sont excellents. Musique excellente. excellente piece de theatre. excellent Musicien. excellent Poëte.… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 excellent — Excellent, Exquisitus, Praestabilis, Singularis, Splendidus, Clarus, Praeclarus, Excellens. Excellent et comme separé du troupeau, Egregius, Eximius. Excellent en perfection, Absolutus. Excellent en sagesse, Antecellens sapientia. Le plus… …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 5 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Excellent — may refer to:*Excellence *Excellent ring, in mathematics *Excellent scheme, in mathematicsee also*Excellence (disambiguation) …

    Wikipedia

  • 7 excellent — mid 14c., from O.Fr. excellent outstanding, excellent, from L. excellentem (nom. excellens), prp. of excellere (see EXCEL (Cf. excel)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 excellent — can be qualified by quite or most, which are adverbs with absolute meaning, but not by very or more, which are grading adverbs: • The quite excellent British Museum Press, which is managing to produce some twenty scholarly titles this season Art… …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 Excellent — Ex cel*lent, adv. Excellently; eminently; exceedingly. [Obs.] This comes off well and excellent. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Excellent — (v. lat.), vortrefflich, herrlich …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 11 Excellent — Excellent, lat. deutsch, vortrefflich; herrlich; excelliren, sich auszeichnen …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 12 excellent — index cardinal (outstanding), competent, exemplary, felicitous, illustrious, laudable, meritorious …

    Law dictionary

  • 13 excellent — [adj] superior, wonderful A 1*, accomplished, admirable, attractive, capital, certified, champion, choice, choicest, desirable, distinctive, distinguished, estimable, exceptional, exemplary, exquisite, fine, finest, first, first class, first rate …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 excellent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ extremely good; outstanding …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 excellent — [ek′sə lənt] adj. [ME < OFr < L excellens, prp. of excellere, EXCEL] 1. Obs. excelling; surpassing 2. outstandingly good of its kind; of exceptional merit, virtue, etc. excellently adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 16 EXCELLENT — ENTE. adj. Qui excelle ; qui a le plus haut degré ou un très haut degré de bonté, de perfection. Excellent vin. Chère excellente. Goût excellent. Fruits, melons excellents. Remède excellent. Ces chevaux là sont excellents. Musique excellente.… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 17 excellent — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, prove, remain, seem, sound ▪ consider sth ▪ The school is considered excellent …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 excellent — ex|cel|lent [ eksələnt ] adjective *** 1. ) extremely good: It s quite an old bike, but in excellent condition. a company with an excellent track record in investment advice absolutely/really excellent: The food was absolutely excellent. 2. )… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 excellent */*/*/ — UK [ˈeksələnt] / US adjective 1) extremely good It s quite an old bike, but in excellent condition. a company with an excellent track record in investment advice absolutely/really excellent: The food was absolutely excellent. 2) spoken used for… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 excellent — ex|cel|lent W2S1 [ˈeksələnt] adj 1.) extremely good or of very high quality ▪ What an excellent idea! ▪ His car is in excellent condition. ▪ Second hand computers can be excellent value. 2.) spoken said when you approve of something = ↑great ▪ I… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English


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