beyond someone's ken

Definition of beyond someone's ken

  1. :  not within the range of what someone knows or understands These changes occurred for reasons that are beyond my ken.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  on or to the farther side :  farther

    :  in addition :  besides

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

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

    :  in a degree or amount surpassing

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

    :  something that lies outside the scope of ordinary experience

    :  hereafter

  1. :  some person :  somebody

  1. :  the range of perception, understanding, or knowledge

    :  the range of vision

    :  sight, view

  1. :  see

    :  recognize

    :  know

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a trip made at another's expense

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