beyond

adverb
be·​yond | \ bē-ˈänd How to pronounce beyond (audio) \

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: Adverb

Synonyms: Preposition

Synonyms: Noun

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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 The vote of 50-48 in support of the bill to raise the government’s debt ceiling by nearly a half-trillion dollars brought instant relief in Washington and far beyond. Kevin Freking, Alan Fram And Alexandra Jaffe, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Oct. 2021 The vote of 50-48 in support of the bill to raise the government's debt ceiling by nearly a half-trillion dollars brought instant relief in Washington and far beyond. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 8 Oct. 2021 Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse will require new safety requirements for some of its biggest events through end of the year and possibly beyond. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 6 Oct. 2021 In New York City and beyond, firehouse culture is unique. New York Times, 1 Oct. 2021 In its over 100-year history, IATSE has never before gone on strike, and without the work of IATSE crew members, production in Hollywood and beyond would grind to a halt. Emma Specter, Vogue, 28 Sep. 2021 Reconnecting with culture and identity bolsters lasting recovery in the Native American community and beyond, addiction specialists say. courier-journal.com, 22 Sep. 2021 Written by Sarah Burns and McMahon, and narrated with gravitas by Keith David, the episodes unfold chronologically, tracing Ali’s youth as a wisecracking kid, his ascendence in the boxing scene and far beyond. Caroline Framke, Variety, 19 Sep. 2021 Combined with a sweet voice that could be vulnerable at the drop of a hat, Collins has the chops to keep playing scores of stages, at Summerfest and far beyond, for years to come. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Sep. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Preposition This experience extends student learning beyond the classroom and provides students with real world work experience. cleveland, 11 Oct. 2021 The renovation has meaning for him beyond just the return of celebrities and N.B.A. players. New York Times, 10 Oct. 2021 Defenseman Jakob Chychrun would figure to be around for the long haul, this season and beyond, as the Coyotes look to build around him. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 10 Oct. 2021 The misunderstandings and feelings of discomfort often extend beyond the classroom. NBC News, 10 Oct. 2021 The Motown Museum Plaza is the latest piece of the expansion puzzle as the institution plans for a future well beyond old-school nostalgia and the music’s original fan base. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, 10 Oct. 2021 Having exchange students in classes, on sports teams or just walking the halls at school brought a sense of the world that lay beyond Carroll County. Mary Ann Ashcraft, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 10 Oct. 2021 And like all of these stories, the understanding that something will eventually come calling for these miraculous offspring is always looming over the proceeding — Ada came from somewhere, after all, beyond the womb of a slaughtered sheep. Alison Willmore, Vulture, 9 Oct. 2021 Some of these are beyond our control; others can be ameliorated if identified. oregonlive, 9 Oct. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Most Quiet Places by award-winning photographer and filmmaker Pete McBride — is perfectly poised to be published this month (by Rizzoli) as a mesmerizing tribute to wanderlust and a soothing gift for those who miss the bliss of the beyond. Laura Manske, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 This five-movement works lasts 90 minutes and covers a vast emotional expanse, traveling from life to death and redemption in the great beyond. oregonlive, 24 Aug. 2021 Caruso was in front for the last 70 kilometers (43 miles) of the 188-kilometer (116-mile) ride from Puerto Lumbreras to a summit finish atop the beyond-category Alto de Velefique. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Aug. 2021 There's nothing quite like a Flaming Lips concert, thanks in large part to the beyond-bizarre, enigmatic magnetism of the great Wayne Coyne. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 2 Aug. 2021 Blockchain has long been hailed as the great beyond of the internet; though one that often gets trapped in its own hype around crypto. Andrew Bruce, Forbes, 7 May 2021 Branson is evaluating the experience for future customers willing to shell out $250,000 for a ticket into the great beyond. Lila Maclellan, Quartz, 11 July 2021 There’s comedy, romance, big production numbers and a beyond-cool cast that includes Fred Armisen, Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenweth and Jane Krakowski. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 11 July 2021 Trapped in limbo in the great beyond, the four finally have a chance to prove themselves as TV-worthy talents. Philip Potempa, chicagotribune.com, 26 May 2021

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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, Preposition, and Noun

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

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The first known use of beyond was before the 12th century

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beyond

beyond (all) expectations

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12 Oct 2021

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“Beyond.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beyond. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce beyond (audio) \

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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