Stand Out Meaning
(nautical) To sail in a direction away from shore.
Example: Tourist guides often carry umbrellas so that they stand out in a crowd.
1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter VIII
The path led straight across the clearing into another forest, lying upon the verge of which I saw a bit of white. It appeared to stand out in marked contrast and incongruity to all its surroundings, and when I stopped to examine it, I found that it was a small strip of muslin--part of the hem of a garment.
She stood out from the other candidates and was offered the job.
2011 October 1, John Sinnott, â€œAston Villa 2 - 0 Wiganâ€, BBC Sport:
The Scottish midfielder had an impressive game for Villa and his passing and vision stood out throughout.
2013 June 7, Joseph Stiglitz, â€œGlobalisation is about taxes tooâ€, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 19:
It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. It is a tax system that is pivotal in creating the increasing inequality that marks most advanced countries today â€“ with America standing out in the forefront and the UK not far behind.
2008, Amitav Ghosh, Sea of Poppies, Penguin 2015, p. 23:
The next day the breeze freshened and the Ibis duly stood out to sea.