beyond

adverb
be·​yond | \ bē-ˈänd How to pronounce beyond (audio) \

Definition of beyond

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

Definition of beyond (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : on or to the farther side of : at a greater distance than beyond the horizon
2a : out of the reach or sphere (see sphere entry 1 sense 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

beyond

noun

Definition of beyond (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : something that lies on or to the farther side : something that lies beyond (see beyond entry 1 sense 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

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Synonyms for beyond

Synonyms: Adverb

Synonyms: Preposition

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of beyond in a Sentence

Adverb From the house we can see the valley and the hills beyond. We passed the hotel and drove a bit beyond to see the ocean. The children who are part of the study will be monitored through their school years and beyond. Preposition From the house we can see the valley and the mountains beyond it. The parking area is just beyond those trees. Our land extends beyond the fence to those trees. planets beyond our solar system His influence does not extend beyond this department. Noun who knows how we'll fare in the beyond?
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Or to take Jarrett Stidham under his wing as Brady did some this year and make the best of Jarrett Stidham for 2021 and beyond. Dave Clark, Cincinnati.com, "Peter King thinks Bill Belichick would like Andy Dalton to replace Tom Brady with Patriots," 9 Jan. 2020 National writers offered some immediate feedback after word came down that the Dallas Cowboys reportedly were set to hire former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy to lead the Cowboys in 2020 and beyond. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "National pundits tweet reaction (and some pretty good jokes) after Dallas Cowboys hire Mike McCarthy," 6 Jan. 2020 Arizona went 5-10-1 in Kingbury's first season, but played better down the stretch, giving fans a lot of hope for 2020 and beyond. Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, "Arizona Cardinals listed among teams that could make some noise in 2020 NFL season," 2 Jan. 2020 Here are the hotspots discerning globe-trotters will be clamoring to check into in 2020 and beyond. Chadner Navarro, Fortune, "2020’s Most Anticipated Hotel Openings," 1 Jan. 2020 By the time the flames had been extinguished, the turkey was far beyond well-done and in no state to be delivered to the railway company’s VIP client. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "Charles Dickens Lost His Last Christmas Turkey to a Freak Fire," 20 Dec. 2019 Anticipating that the process could drag into 2019 or beyond, Assemblyman Mike Gipson (D-Carson) introduced a bill that would allow the State Water Board to appoint an administrator to Sativa to manage operations during the dissolution process. Ruben Vives, latimes.com, "Abolishing a water district isn't easy — even when it's accused of nepotism, mismanagement and delivering brown water," 7 July 2018 The ex-Broncos great and father of NFL MVP candidate Christian McCaffrey sat down with The Denver Post to clear the air on his new position, his doubters, and his expectations for 2020 and beyond. Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post, "Peyton Manning, John Elway among finalists for NFL 100 all-time team," 27 Dec. 2019 Act 822's internet tax provisions are projected to raise $32.4 million in state revenue in fiscal 2020 and then $35.3 million in fiscal 2021 and beyond. Michael R. Wickline, Arkansas Online, "Tax on car washes leaves one owner scratching his head," 15 Dec. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Preposition The Rangers haven’t been mentioned in any fact-findings, but a fan should never assume a favorite team is beyond the law’s reach. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, "Astros’ cheating scandal could have been avoided completely if AJ Hinch had only done his job as manager," 13 Jan. 2020 Having them walk in to a wardrobe lovingly curated as a result of their questionnaire was beyond words. Briana Rice, Cincinnati.com, "Lin-Manuel Miranda, Seth Meyers and others donate to local store for transgender youth," 11 Jan. 2020 These groups’ relentless creativity and herculean efforts to further Google’s ambitious mission have been beyond inspiring. Mark Bergen, Fortune, "Alphabet’s Top Lawyer to Retire Following Questions on Conduct," 10 Jan. 2020 Even beyond the innovative choice of omniscient vernacular narrator, this is a novel in love with West Indian Vernacular English (WIVE). Dohra Ahmad, The New York Review of Books, "A Lark in West Indian London," 10 Jan. 2020 There are no hard and fast rules, beyond that they’re expected to use good judgment and remember that the family is supposed to remain apolitical. Karla Adam, BostonGlobe.com, "Harry and Meghan are ‘stepping back’ from royal duties," 9 Jan. 2020 But beyond them is a much larger conflict over class, privilege and money amplified by 200 years of French history. Adam Nossiter, New York Times, "At the Heart of France’s Long Strikes, a Fight Between the Haves and the Have-Nots," 9 Jan. 2020 There are no hard and fast rules beyond that they’d be expected to use good judgment and remember that the family is supposed to be apolitical. Washington Post, "Harry and Meghan are quitting the castle, but who’s going to pay for the butler?," 9 Jan. 2020 But what, if anything, all this has to do with her unique body of work is beyond me. David Gordon, Harper's magazine, "The Forty-Year Rehearsal," 6 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Welcome back to The Hollywood Reporter's weekly Comics Watch, a dive into how the latest books from Marvel, DC and beyond could provide fodder for the big (and small) screen. Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, "Comics Watch: 'The Batman' and a New Era of Gadgets," 8 Jan. 2020 If politics in 2019 was about calculating the strength of parliamentary factions, politics in 2020 and beyond will be about cataloguing the intrigues in the court of King Boris. The Economist, "Boris Johnson is reinventing one-nation Conservatism," 2 Jan. 2020 Turns out Kylo somehow survived his fall into the abyss and comes crawling out to transfer his remaining life force into her and bring her back from the beyond. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "Let's Talk About the Ending of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," 20 Dec. 2019 The words float onscreen, in Dickinson’s handwriting, glimmering like a spiderweb—the best kind of message from beyond. Emily Nussbaum, The New Yorker, "Mixed Débuts on Apple TV+ in “The Morning Show” and “Dickinson”," 18 Nov. 2019 On the market for the first time in 50 years, this groovy ’60s time capsule sits elevated above Guildford—just 27 miles southwest of London—and frames panoramic views of the town and city skyline beyond. Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Nab this midcentury time capsule with panoramic views for $1.25M," 15 Mar. 2018 But Tom is actually a spectral figure from the great beyond. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Henry Golding opens up about that huge Last Christmas twist," 8 Nov. 2019 Even a picture of the white-haired Landis, staring back sternly from the great beyond. Paul Newberry, The Denver Post, "Newberry: MLB needs to put Shoeless Joe back in the game," 9 Oct. 2019 Even a picture of the white-haired Landis, staring back sternly from the great beyond. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: MLB needs to put Shoeless Joe back in the game," 8 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of beyond

Adverb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Preposition

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for beyond

Adverb, Preposition, and Noun

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

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The first known use of beyond was before the 12th century

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17 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Beyond.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beyond. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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More Definitions for beyond

beyond

adverb
How to pronounce beyond (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of beyond

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: on or to the farther part or side
: to or until a later time
: in addition

English Language Learners Definition of beyond (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

adverb
be·​yond | \ bē-ˈänd How to pronounce beyond (audio) \

Kids Definition of beyond

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Kids Definition of beyond (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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