beyond someone's ken

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of beyond someone's ken

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

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

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

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

  2. : the range of vision

  3. : sight, view

  1. : see

  2. : recognize

  3. : know


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