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Webster 1913 Edition


Beyond

Be-yond′

,
p
rep.
[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.

Be-yond′

,
adv.
Further away; at a distance; yonder.
Lo, where
beyond
he lyeth languishing.
Spenser.

Webster 1828 Edition


Beyond

BEYOND'

, prep.
1.
On the further side of; on the side most distant, at any indefinite distance from that side; as beyond a river, or the sea, either a mile beyond, or a hundred miles beyond the river.
2.
Before; at a place not yet reached.
A thing beyond us, even before our death.
3.
Past; out of reach of; further than any given limit; further than the extent of any thing else; as, beyond our power; beyond comprehension; beyond dispute; beyond our care.
4.
Above; in a degree exceeding or surpassing; proceeding to a greater degree, as in dignity, excellence, or quality of any kind; as, one man is great or good beyond another.
To go beyond is a phrase which expresses an excess in some action or scheme; to exceed in ingenuity,in research, or in anything else; hence, in a bad sense, to deceive or circumvent.
Let no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter.

BEYOND'

,
adv.
At a distance; yonder.

Definition 2022


beyond

beyond

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Preposition

beyond

  1. Further away than. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  2. On the far side of.
  3. Later than; after.
  4. Greater than; so as to exceed or surpass.
    Your staff went beyond my expectations in refunding my parking ticket.
  5. In addition to.
  6. Past, or out of reach of.
    You won't last beyond my first punch.
    The patient was beyond medical help.
    • 1879, Richard Jefferies, The Amateur Poacher, chapterII:
      Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill.
    • 2012 September 7, Phil McNulty, Moldova 0-5 England”, in BBC Sport:
      England were graphically illustrating the huge gulf in class between the sides and it was no surprise when Lampard added the second just before the half hour. Steven Gerrard found his Liverpool team-mate Glen Johnson and Lampard arrived in the area with perfect timing to glide a header beyond Namasco.

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Adverb

beyond (not comparable)

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

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Noun

beyond (countable and uncountable, plural beyonds)

  1. (uncountable) The unknown.
  2. (uncountable) The hereafter.
  3. (countable) Something that is far beyond.
    • 2006, Haun Saussy, ‎American Comparative Literature Association, Comparative Literature in an Age of Globalization
      And that is perhaps why I am constantly searching for great beyondsbeyonds that will permit the application of different theoretical models (be they semiotically-inspired, gender-inspired, sexuality-inspired, and so on) beyond any disciplinary confines.

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Most common English words before 1923: toward · feeling · later · #488: beyond · rose · age · nearly