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beyond

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adverb be·yond \bē-ˈänd\

Simple Definition of beyond

  • : on or to the farther part or side

  • : to or until a later time

  • : in addition

Full Definition of beyond

  1. 1 :  on or to the farther side :  farther

  2. 2 :  in addition :  besides

Examples of beyond

  1. From the house we can see the valley and the hills beyond.

  2. We passed the hotel and drove a bit beyond to see the ocean.

  3. The children who are part of the study will be monitored through their school years and beyond.



Origin of beyond

Middle English, preposition & adverb, from Old English begeondan, from be- + geondan beyond, from geond yond — more at yond


First Known Use: before 12th century


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beyond

preposition be·yond

Simple Definition of beyond

  • : on or to the farther part or side of (something) : at a greater distance than (something)

  • : outside the limits or range of (something) : more than (something)

  • : for a period of time that continues after (a particular date, age, etc.)

Full Definition of beyond

  1. 1 :  on or to the farther side of :  at a greater distance than <beyond the horizon>

  2. 2 a :  out of the reach or sphere of <a task beyond his strength> b :  in a degree or amount surpassing <beautiful beyond measure> c :  out of the comprehension of <his reasoning is beyond me>

  3. 3 :  in addition to :  besides <doing work beyond his regular duties>

Examples of beyond

  1. From the house we can see the valley and the mountains beyond it.

  2. The parking area is just beyond those trees.

  3. Our land extends beyond the fence to those trees.

  4. planets beyond our solar system

  5. His influence does not extend beyond this department.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of beyond

before 12th century


3

beyond

noun be·yond

Definition of beyond

  1. 1 :  something that lies beyond

  2. 2 :  something that lies outside the scope of ordinary experience; specifically :  hereafter



Examples of beyond

  1. <who knows how we'll fare in the beyond?>



14th Century

First Known Use of beyond

14th century



BEYOND Defined for Kids

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beyond

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adverb be·yond \bē-ˈänd\

Definition of beyond

  1. :  on or to the farther side <a valley and the mountains beyond>




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beyond

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preposition be·yond

Definition of beyond

  1. 1 :  on the other side of <beyond the sea>

  2. 2 :  out of the limits or range of <beyond help>





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