Learner's definition of OUTSTANDING
1 [more outstanding; most outstanding] : extremely good or excellent
Tonight we will honor the school's most outstanding students/teachers/athletes/performers.
You did an outstanding job on the project.
the outstanding quality of your work
a wine that is outstanding in quality
As a president, he was outstanding in many ways.
Her novels are outstanding for their complex characters and interesting plots.
The painting is an outstanding example of the artist's style.
2 [more outstanding; most outstanding] : easy to notice especially because of being important or very good 3 : not yet paid
outstanding [=unpaid] bills
She had several outstanding parking tickets in her car.
He left a balance of 50 dollars outstanding on his account.
— outstandinglyadverb,[more outstandingly; most outstandingly]