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Meaning of exceeding by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From exceed +‎ -ing .



    1. Present participle of exceed .


    exceeding ( comparative more exceeding, superlative most exceeding )

    1. ( archaic ) prodigious
    2. ( archaic ) exceptional, extraordinary
    3. ( archaic ) extreme


    exceeding ( comparative more exceeding, superlative most exceeding )

    1. ( archaic ) Exceedingly.

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    • Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition, 1989

Explanation of exceeding by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree

    2. a night of exceeding darkness

    Definition of exceeding by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Exceed v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exceeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Exceeding.] [L. excedere, excessum, to go away or beyond; ex out + cedere to go, to pass: cf. F. excéder. See Cede.] To go beyond; to proceed beyond the given or supposed limit or measure of; to outgo; to surpass; -- used both in a good and a bad sense; as, “one man exceeds another in bulk, stature, weight, power, skill, etc.; one offender exceeds another in villainy; his rank exceeds yours”.

      Name the time, but let it not

      Exceed three days. Shak.

      Observes how much a chintz exceeds mohair. Pope.

      Syn. -- To outdo; surpass; excel; transcend; outstrip; outvie; overtop.

    2. Exceeding, a. More than usual; extraordinary; more than sufficient; measureless. “The exceeding riches of his grace.” Eph. ii. 7. -- Exceedingness, n. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney.

    3. Exceeding, adv. In a very great degree; extremely; exceedingly. [Archaic. It is not joined to verbs.] “The voice exceeding loud.” Keble.

      His raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow. Mark ix. 3.

      The Genoese were exceeding powerful by sea. Sir W. Raleigh.