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Definition of "beyond" []

  • On the far side of; past: Just beyond the fence. (preposition)
  • Later than; after: beyond midnight. (preposition)
  • To a degree that is past the understanding, reach, or scope of: an evil beyond remedy. (preposition)
  • To a degree or amount greater than: rich beyond his wildest dreams. (preposition)
  • In addition to: asked for nothing beyond peace and quiet. (preposition)
  • At or to a point on the other side of; at or to the further side of (preposition)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Outside the limits or scope of (preposition)
  • At or to the other or far side of something (adverb)
  • Outside the limits of something (adverb)

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Use "beyond" in a sentence
  • "And in the clause 'having passed beyond that bridge' the _passing beyond_ means"
  • "a new power! we feel a vague sympathy with _that_ unknown region which spreads beyond this great net, -- _that limitless beyond_ hath a mystic affinity with a part of our own frame; we unconsciously extend our wings (for the soul to us is as the wings to the fly!); we attempt to rise, -- to soar above this perilous snare, from which we are unable to crawl."
  • "The event has long been cast by opponents of President Hamid Karzai as the first step in his attempts to increase his power and perhaps extend his term beyond 2014."