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EtymologyEdit

From out- +‎ show.

VerbEdit

outshow (third-person singular simple present outshows, present participle outshowing, simple past outshowed, past participle outshown)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To show or present publicly; exhibit openly.
    • Shakespeare
      And yet the king did all their lookes outshow.
    • Milton
      He blushed to see another Sun below, / Ne durst again his fiery face outshow.
  2. (transitive) To surpass or exceed in showing; exceed in being shown, especially in contest, competition, or rivalry.
    • 1873, Cultivator and country gentleman: Volume 38:
      Mazurka 13th, now owned by Mr. Streator, at ten years old Is dam of eight living calves at single births, and we don't know a cow of her age that can outshow her.
    • 1902, William George Bruce, William Conrad Bruce, National School Boards Association, The American school board journal: Volumes 24-25:
      Surely it is not vainglory nor a desire simply to outshow other nations which lead to the enormous expenditures involved in every international exposition.

NounEdit

outshow (uncountable)

  1. That which is shown openly, evinced, or revealed.
    • 1871, The American quarterly church review: Volume 22:
      We deal only with the facts, the outshow of the theory to which we object.

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