WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ex•cel•lent /ˈɛksələnt/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. having outstanding quality or superior merit;
    extremely good:an excellent meal.
ex•cel•lent•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ex•cel•lent  (eksə lənt),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. possessing outstanding quality or superior merit;
    remarkably good.
  2. [Archaic.]extraordinary;
    superior.
excel•lent•ly, adv. 
  • Latin excellent- (stem of excellēns), present participle of excellere to excel; see -ent
  • Middle English 1350–1400
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged worthy, estimable, choice, fine, first-rate, prime, admirable.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged inferior.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

excellent /ˈɛksələnt/ adj
  1. exceptionally good; extremely meritorious; superior

ˈexcellently adv



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