Pronunciation: (out"stan'ding),[key] —adj. 1. prominent; conspicuous; striking: an outstanding example of courage. 2. marked by superiority or distinction; excellent; distinguished: an outstanding student. 3. continuing in existence; remaining unsettled, unpaid, etc.: outstanding debts. 4. (of securities and the like) publicly issued and sold or in circulation.
5. standing out; projecting: a stiff, outstanding fabric. 6. Archaic.that resists or opposes.