outstanding etymology

English word outstanding comes from English stand

Detailed word origin of outstanding

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
stand English (eng) (US, dated) The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.. (cricket) A partnership.. (dated) A state of perplexity or embarrassment.. (forestry) A contiguous group of trees sufficiently uniform in age-class distribution, composition, and structure, and growing on a site of sufficiently uniform quality, to be a distinguishable unit.. (military, plural often stand) A single set, as of arms.. [...]
outstand English (eng) (intransitive) To project outward from the main body; stand out prominently; be prominent.. (intransitive) To remain over; remain untouched, unimpaired, unsettled, uncollected, unpaid, or otherwise undetermined.. (intransitive) To stand out to sea.. (transitive) To resist effectually; withstand; sustain without yielding.. (transitive) To surpass in standing; stand or remain beyond; outstay.
outstanding English (eng) Exceptionally good; distinguished from others by its superiority. Owed as a debt. Projecting outwards. Prominent or noticeable; standing out from others. Unresolved; not settled or finished.