Definition of "exceeding" []

  • Extreme; extraordinary: a night of exceeding darkness. (adjective)
  • Archaic Exceedingly. (adverb)
  • Very great; exceptional or excessive (adjective)

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. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "exceeding" in a sentence
  • "Marrinan stayed a 57-month prison sentence -- a term exceeding the four years recommended under state sentencing guidelines -- for 15 years."
  • "The section, which dates back to 1860, provides for life imprisonment, a term exceeding 10 years and a fine."
  • "'' (B) has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year;"