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Beyond - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Beyond' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Beyond [ adv.]
- Further away; at a distance; yonder.
2 . Beyond [ prep.]
- On the further side of; in the same direction as, and further on or away than.
- At a place or time not yet reached; before.
- Past, out of the reach or sphere of; further than; greater than; as, the patient was beyond medical aid; beyond one's strength.
- In a degree or amount exceeding or surpassing; proceeding to a greater degree than; above, as in dignity, excellence, or quality of any kind.

Meaning of 'Beyond' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . beyond [ r]
Meaning (1):
- on the farther side from the observer
Example in sentence:
  • a pond with a hayfield beyond
Meaning (2):
- in addition
Example in sentence:
  • agreed to provide essentials but nothing beyond;
  • computer chess games are getting cheaper all the time; furthermore, their quality is improving;
  • he has a Mercedes, too;
  • the cellar was dark; moreover, mice nested there;
  • what is more, there's no sign of a change
Meaning (3):
- farther along in space or time or degree
Example in sentence:
  • through the valley and beyond;
  • to the eighth grade but not beyond;
  • will be influential in the 1990s and beyond

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