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 for beyond

Synonyms: Adverb

farther, further, yon, yonder

Synonyms: Preposition

over, past

Synonyms: Noun

afterlife, eternity, hereafter, immortality

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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

This means that states don't always have a lot of control over whether there's an oil drilling rig 3.1 miles offshore and beyond. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "New Jersey wants to know why Florida is exempt from Trump’s offshore drilling plans," 14 Oct. 2018 That will include testing features like Touch Bar integration, and any future OneDrive features planned for 2018 and beyond. Tom Warren, The Verge, "Microsoft brings OneDrive Files On-Demand to the Mac," 24 Sep. 2018 While this next Orion mission will have no crew on board, NASA anticipates eventually using the spacecraft to bring astronauts beyond low Earth orbit. Elizabeth Howell, Space.com, "NASA's Orion Spacecraft Gets Heat Shield for Daring Test Flight to the Moon," 21 Aug. 2018 Men, women and children — asylum seekers from Central America, Mexico, Africa and beyond — parted to make way for its keeper. Cindy Carcamo, latimes.com, "For many waiting in Tijuana, a mysterious notebook is the key to seeking asylum," 5 July 2018 White was notably terse with reporters two weeks ago in discussing his latest comeback from injury and his uncertain prospects for 2018 and beyond. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, "Can Kevin White's passion and eagerness to learn catalyze his latest comeback attempt?," 6 June 2018 Once blazing fast, next-generation 5G wireless networks start to become a reality in 2019 and beyond, such content offerings could get more compelling while also helping the carriers justify higher prices. Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY, "Do new unlimited plans from Sprint, Verizon signal start of a new cell-phone price war?," 14 June 2018 African-American female consultants who are used to cobbling together coalitions that extend beyond cute demographic models were the architects behind many of these strategies for Abrams, either within the campaign or as outside groups. Jason Johnson, The Root, "Stacey Abrams’ Campaign Was the Hogwarts School for Black Girl Magic," 24 May 2018 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Preposition

Sharp or stabbing pain that extends beyond your low back or is accompanied by symptoms like abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting, could be signs of various other conditions and definitely warrant a trip to the doctor. Amy Marturana, SELF, "10 Core Exercises for Lower Back Pain Relief," 9 Nov. 2018 Corey Stewart will now join the likes of Todd Akin, Roy Moore, Richard Mourdock, Christine O'Donnell, & many others by being an albatross around the neck of GOPers in Virginia & beyond. Jane Coaston, Vox, "How white supremacist candidates fared in 2018," 7 Nov. 2018 Many see the polling-place challenges faced in these counties and beyond as additional instances of voter suppression. Isabella Gomez, Teen Vogue, "2018 Midterms: Allegations of Voter Suppression Arise in Georgia’s Governor’s Race," 7 Nov. 2018 Fershee is very progressive on healthcare, pushing for a universal model that would go beyond what the ACA currently offers. Jill Filipovic, Harper's BAZAAR, "Your State-by-State Guide to Women Running in the Midterms," 31 Oct. 2018 But the cultural impact of Sears kit homes goes beyond just being a good buy. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "How Sears Kit Homes changed housing," 16 Oct. 2018 In season 1, we're told that Burnham was a ward of the Vulcan Sarek, Spock's father, and fans have been wondering how Spock never mentioned his foster sister Burnham during his entire tenure in Starfleet and beyond. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "Everything We Know So Far About 'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 2," 5 Sep. 2018 Bicester owner Value Retail has subtly adjusted the amenities here in response to its popularity in Beijing and beyond: see the noodle stand in the center, and the translation of the menu into Chinese characters at sandwich chain Prêt à Manger. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "How Chinese Tourists Are Changing the Travel Landscape," 2 Nov. 2018 So the entry courtyard, and the foyer beyond, act as padding for the delicate treasures inside. Alexandra Lange, Curbed, "A museum grows in Houston," 1 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Here is yet another of the wondrous designs from winter 1967, when black was pulling Balenciaga into the beyond, a galaxy all his own. Laura Jacobs, WSJ, "‘Balenciaga in Black’ Review: Fashion Goes to the Dark Side," 9 Oct. 2018 At least Kate doesn't have to worry about spirits from the beyond. 2. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House Is Basically a Scary This Is Us," 16 Oct. 2018 Below, 7 lustrous lacquers that make the case for polishing up this fall and beyond. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "Why This Surprising Metallic Manicure Feels So Right for Fall," 8 Oct. 2018 Part of it, sure, is the whimsy of seeing a beyond-your-wildest-dreams treehouse come together. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Pete Nelson's Latest Project Proves He's The Ultimate Treehouse Master," 4 Oct. 2018 Senators can help make the American citizenry aware how much is at stake for the Court and for the country — in health care and beyond. Abbe Gluck, Vox, "The fate of the ACA could turn on Judge Kavanaugh’s appointment," 23 July 2018 Any new Tesla delivered in 2020 and beyond will be ineligible for the federal tax credit. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Tesla sold 200,000 cars in the US, so the $7,500 tax credit is going away," 12 July 2018 That a global audience from Washington to Pyongyang and beyond was agape at such a once inconceivable tete-a-tete in the wake of threats of thermonuclear war and scathing personal insults, is not in doubt. Washington Post, "Summit Day: What happened at historic Trump-Kim meeting?," 12 June 2018 Yet his moves certainly complicate electoral strategies for candidates heading into the 2018 midterm election and beyond. Cathleen Decker, latimes.com, "Trump's immigration moves complicate election strategies for both parties," 5 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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