beyond

adverb
be·yond | \bē-ˈänd \

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

beyond

preposition

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 & Antonyms for beyond

Synonyms: Adverb

farther, further, yon, yonder

Synonyms: Preposition

outside, outside of, without

Synonyms: Noun

afterlife, eternity, hereafter, immortality

Antonyms: Preposition

within

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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

So now this Thursday, also Strzok will be forced to answer for his extreme bias and more importantly, be force to answer questions about the culture of the FBI and what role political prejudice played in the FBI decisions in 2016 and beyond. Fox News, "Sekulow: Kavanaugh will be a brilliant Supreme Court justice," 10 July 2018 Yet these bartenders remain optimistic, pointing toward the anti-plastic straw movement—which has spread beyond well beyond bars into coffee shops, global food chains, airlines, and even city-wide bans. Rachel King, Fortune, "Sustainable Cocktails Could Be the Next Big Trend in Bartending," 2 July 2018 Relief pitcher Craig Stammen, who is in the first season of a two-year contract, may or may not be here in 2020 or beyond. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Reds get best of Walker Lockett, latest Padres rookie to debut," 1 June 2018 That option already has allowed some area lawyers to schedule hearings for 2021 or beyond. Rick Montgomery, kansascity, "She fled war-torn El Salvador and now fears being forced to return, to possible death," 24 Jan. 2018 Districts locally and beyond have adopted or expanded such programs to put more focus on school safety and security, especially as mass school shootings became more frequent. Rafael Guerrero, Elgin Courier-News, "Part-time school resource officer job at West Dundee middle school to go full time," 10 July 2018 By Public Safety News Related stories from Sacramento Bee Here's the air quality outlook for July 4 and beyond, amid Northern California wildfires Seen those tankers above Sacramento? Cassie Dickman, sacbee, "Travis Air Force Base postpones July Fourth drone light show due to high winds," 4 July 2018 The Capital and its small staff have been embraced by the journalism community and others, both locally and beyond. Nicholas Bogel-burroughs, baltimoresun.com, "American Society of News Editors calls for global moment of silence to honor Capital Gazette shooting victims," 3 July 2018 Russian prosecutors accused him of going beyond peaceful protest by setting fires and plotting to blow up a Lenin statue, and a court sentenced him to 20 years in prison. Andrew E. Kramer, New York Times, "Hunger Strike Creates Unwanted Backdrop for Russia During World Cup," 16 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Preposition

Nevins is not named in this indictment, but the revelation that a candidate also communicated with Russian hackers indicates yet another point of contact in a conspiracy that went beyond Trump’s campaign. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Mueller’s New Indictment Points to Collusion With Russia," 13 July 2018 The scouting goes beyond the two gyms on the UNLV campus utilized for summer league. Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Scouting for free agents remains ongoing for Heat," 12 July 2018 But the attractiveness of the Lakers goes beyond L.A.'s glimmering surface. Jack Mccallum, SI.com, "Go West, Big Man: The Logo on LeBron James and the Allure of Los Angeles," 11 July 2018 The lawsuit says Furman forced Brooks to go beyond his duties and tell Depp himself that shooting had to end. Andrew Dalton, The Seattle Times, "Crew member says Johnny Depp punched him on LA film set," 10 July 2018 BEIJING — China’s options to retaliate in its spiraling dispute with Washington go beyond matching U.S. tariff hikes to targeting American companies and government debt. San Antonio Express-News, "China’s options to hit US go beyond imports," 9 July 2018 The 500 nonprofits went well beyond the amount required, raising more than $945,000 through the online crowdfunding site Crowdrise. Lauren Ready And Danielle Barker, USA TODAY, "Little Readers wins grant to connect more incarcerated parents to their kids," 9 July 2018 My phobia also seemed to go beyond just a fear of falling. Ilana Strauss, SELF, "I Was Terrified of Falling, So I Tried Parkour," 9 July 2018 That’s because Trump’s knows his demands go beyond what the WTO can deliver. Emily Stewart, Vox, "Can the US-China trade war be stopped? 11 experts weigh in.," 8 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

In other words, don’t skirt the issue—grab one now for summer and beyond. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Forget Jeans or Shorts: The Slip Skirt Is the Best Way to Keep Your Cool in Summer," 19 June 2018 Otherwise with Federatsiya stalled, Russian cosmonauts would depend on NASA to carry its crews to the near-lunar gateway and beyond. Anatoly Zak, Popular Mechanics, "Russia's Soyuz Spacecraft Could Find New Life as a Lunar Taxi," 6 July 2018 From the greenlight process through theatrical release and beyond, Michael adds invaluable insight throughout the lifecycle of a film. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, "Michael Moses and Dwight Caines to Run Marketing at Universal Pictures," 18 June 2018 When the inbound lanes of 495 become clogged, a stream of cars backs up toward the Turnpike and onto Route 3, a highway that wends west through Secaucus, past the Meadowlands sports complex and into the suburban beyond. Patrick Mcgeehan, New York Times, "For New Jersey Commuters, a Sequel to the ‘Summer of Hell’," 5 June 2018 The ending is certainly an interesting new bit of table-setting: There’s Dolores and Bernard both in the real world, Maeve still in the park, Teddy in the great beyond, and gigaflops of data that have been beamed to some mysterious place. The Atlantic, "Westworld: Is This Now?," 24 June 2018 William Shatner has not beamed up to the great beyond. Mike Miller, PEOPLE.com, "William Shatner Says He's 'Not Planning on Dying' & Calls Out Facebook After Ad Suggests He Died," 21 Mar. 2018 The exhibits describe the ambitious-beyond-belief foray of American industry into the Alaska wilderness a century ago, as well as the empty quiet that followed after the mountains were abandoned during the Great Depression. Tom Kizzia, Anchorage Daily News, "Amid the ruins of the Kennecott mine, a quiet new look at a unique slice of history," 26 June 2018 There’s more in him now than the fear of the beyond, the despair and fury at abandonment by Louis. Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle, "Berkeley Rep revives ‘Angels in America,’ in all its soaring spirit," 29 Apr. 2018

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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

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

Preposition

see beyond entry 1

Noun

see beyond entry 1

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More Definitions for beyond

beyond

adverb

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

beyond

preposition

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 \

Kids Definition of beyond

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

beyond

preposition

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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