1 adj If you describe someone or something as outstanding, you think that they are very remarkable and impressive.
Derartu is an outstanding athlete and deserved to win., ...an area of outstanding natural beauty...
2 adj Money that is outstanding has not yet been paid and is still owed to someone.
You have to pay your outstanding bill before joining the scheme.
3 adj Outstanding issues or problems have not yet been resolved.
usu ADJ n
We still have some outstanding issues to resolve before we'll have a treaty that is ready to sign.
4 adj Outstanding means very important or obvious.
The company is an outstanding example of a small business that grew into a big one...
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