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beyond

adverb be·yond \ bē-ˈänd \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of beyond

1 : on or to the farther side : farther
  • We could see the valley and the hills beyond.
2 : in addition : besides
  • provides the essentials but nothing beyond

Examples of beyond in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of beyond

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

beyond Synonyms

Synonyms
farther, further, yon, yonder

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beyond

preposition

Definition of beyond

1 : on or to the farther side of : at a greater distance than
  • beyond the horizon
2 a : out of the reach or sphere (see 1sphere 4b) 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 : in addition to : besides
  • doing work beyond his regular duties

Examples of beyond in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of beyond

beyond Synonyms

Synonyms
over, past, on the far side of
Antonyms
within
Related Words
outside
Near Antonyms
inside

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beyond

noun

Definition of beyond

1 : something that lies on or to the farther side : something that lies beyond (see 1beyond 1)
  • twenty miles back into the beyond
  • —R. W. Hatch
2 : something that lies outside the scope of ordinary experience
  • … there's a beyond that the mind can't see, and that's where the answers are.
  • —Robert Nathan
; specifically : hereafter

Examples of beyond in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of beyond

beyond Synonyms


BEYOND Defined for English Language Learners

beyond

adverb

Definition of beyond for English Language Learners

  • : on or to the farther part or side

  • : to or until a later time

  • : in addition


beyond

preposition

Definition of beyond for English Language Learners

  • : 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.)


BEYOND Defined for Kids

1

beyond

adverb be·yond \ bē-ˈänd \

Definition of beyond for Students

: on or to the farther side a valley and the mountains beyond

2

beyond

preposition

Definition of beyond for Students

1 : on the other side of
  • beyond the sea
2 : out of the limits or range of
  • beyond help


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