What does beyond mean?

beyond meaning in General Dictionary

Further away well away yonder

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  • on additional part of in identical way as and additional on or away than
  • in the further side from observer
  • furthermore
  • further along in room or time or degree
  • regarding further side of; in the same direction as, and further on or away than.
  • At someplace or time perhaps not yet achieved; before.
  • Past, out of the get to or world of; beyond; more than; as, the patient was beyond health aid; beyond one's energy.
  • In a qualification or amount exceeding or surpassing; continuing to a higher degree than; above, as in self-esteem, superiority, or top-notch any sort.
  • Further away; well away; yonder.

beyond meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English begeondan "beyond, through the farther side," from be- "by," here most likely suggesting place, + geond "yonder" (prep.); see yond. A compound maybe not found in other places in Germanic.


beyond meaning in General Dictionary

(prep.) From the further part of; in the same course as, and additional on or away than.

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  • (prep.) At a spot or time perhaps not yet achieved; prior to.
  • (prep.) Last, out from the reach or world of; beyond; higher than; as, the individual was beyond medical aid; beyond a person's energy.
  • (prep.) In a degree or amount exceeding or surpassing; proceeding to a better level than; above, as in dignity, superiority, or quality of all kinds.
  • (adv.) More away; far away; yonder.

Sentence Examples with the word beyond

In January 1762 Bute was compelled to declare war against Spain, though now without the advantages which the earlier decision urged by Pitt could have secured, and he supported the war, but with no zeal and no definite aim beyond the obtaining of a peace at any price and as soon as possible.

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