beyond number

Definition of beyond number

formal + literary
:too many to count
  • a paradise inhabited by animal species beyond number
  • The stars are beyond number.

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : in addition : besides

  1. : on or to the farther side of : at a greater distance than

  2. : out of the reach or sphere (see 1sphere 4b) of

  3. : in a degree or amount surpassing

  1. : something that lies on or to the farther side : something that lies beyond (see 1beyond 1)

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

number play
  1. : a sum of units : total

  2. : complement

  3. : an indefinite usually large total

  1. : count, enumerate

  2. : to claim as part of a total : include

  3. : to restrict to a definite number


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