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Meaning of beyond by Wiktionary Dictionary



    Old English beġeondan



    1. Further away than .
    2. On the far side of .
    3. Later than; after .
    4. Greater than .
    5. In addition to .

    See also


    • ayond
    • ayont



    beyond ( not comparable )

    1. Farther along or away .
    2. In addition; more .


    • ayond, ayont ( obsolete )


    beyond ( uncountable )

    1. The unknown .
    2. The hereafter .

    Derived terms


Explanation of beyond by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. in addition

    2. agreed to provide essentials but nothing beyond
    3. farther along in space or time or degree

    4. through the valley and beyond
      to the eighth grade but not beyond
      will be influential in the 1990s and beyond
    5. on the farther side from the observer

    6. a pond with a hayfield beyond

    Definition of beyond by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Beyond prep. [OE. biyonde, biȝeonde, AS. begeondan, prep. and adv.; pref. be- + geond yond, yonder. See Yon, Yonder.]
      1. On the further side of; in the same direction as, and further on or away than.

      Beyond that flaming hill. G. Fletcher.

      2. At a place or time not yet reached; before.

      A thing beyond us, even before our death. Pope.

      3. Past, out of the reach or sphere of; further than; greater than; as, “the patient was beyond medical aid; beyond one's strength”.

      4. In a degree or amount exceeding or surpassing; proceeding to a greater degree than; above, as in dignity, excellence, or quality of any kind. “Beyond expectation.” Barrow.

      Beyond any of the great men of my country. Sir P. Sidney.

      Beyond sea. ( Law ) See under Sea. -- To go beyond, to exceed in ingenuity, in research, or in anything else; hence, in a bed sense, to deceive or circumvent.

      That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter. 1 Thess. iv. 6.

    2. Beyond adv. Further away; at a distance; yonder.

      Lo, where beyond he lyeth languishing. Spenser.