Definitions of excellence

  1. something in which something or some one excels; "the use of herbs is one of the excellences of French cuisine" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The quality of being excellent; state of possessing good qualities in an eminent degree; exalted merit; superiority in virtue. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An excellent or valuable quality; that by which any one excels or is eminent; a virtue. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A title of honor or respect; - more common in the form excellency. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Superior merit, goodness, or virtue. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Possession of eminently good qualities; a superior trait. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. The state of possessing superior worth or merit; any meritorious or valuable quality; dignity; high rank in the scale of beings. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Any valuable quality. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. A title of honor or respect; -- more common in the form excellency. mso.anu.edu.au
  11. Surpassing merit; thing in which person &c. excels. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  12. n. [Latin] State or quality of being excellent; eminence; superiority; perfection; worth; goodness; purity; greatness;—an excellent or valuable quality; — a title of honour; excellency. Cabinet Dictionary
  13. Dignity, high rank; the state of excelling in any thing; that in which one excels; a title of honour, usually applied to ambassadors and governors. Complete Dictionary