Definition of Exceed

1. Verb. Be greater in scope or size than some standard. "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"

Exact synonyms: Surpass, Transcend
Specialized synonyms: Overgrow
Derivative terms: Transcendence, Transcendent, Transcendent

2. Verb. Be superior or better than some standard. "She topped her performance of last year"

3. Verb. Be or do something to a greater degree. "Sam cannot exceed Sue "; "This car outperforms all others in its class"

Definition of Exceed

1. v. t. To go beyond; to proceed beyond the given or supposed limit or measure of; to outgo; to surpass; -- used both in a good and a bad sense; as, one man exceeds another in bulk, stature, weight, power, skill, etc.; one offender exceeds another in villainy; his rank exceeds yours.

2. v. i. To go too far; to pass the proper bounds or measure.

Definition of Exceed

1. Verb. (transitive) To be larger, greater than (something). ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To be better than (something). ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To go beyond (some limit); to surpass, outstrip or transcend. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To predominate ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To overdo ¹

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Definition of Exceed

1. to go beyond [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Exceed

1. 1. To go too far; to pass the proper bounds or measure. "In our reverence to whom, we can not possibly exceed." "Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed." (Deut. Xxv. 3) 2. To be more or greater; to be paramount. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Exceed

excavation unit
excavation units
exceed (current term)
excel at

Literary usage of Exceed

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1868)
"f , uot exceed ... wares, or merchandise, and when the properly thus seized shall not exceed five hundred dollars in value, and when uo claim shall have ..."

2. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1837)
"... the proportion of each would not exceed an average of thirty thousand dollars ; but that, deducting; one million for the use of the Mint, anrl assuming ..."

3. Forms of Judgments and Orders in the High Court of Justice and Court of by Cecil Clare Marston Dale, W. Tindal King, W. O. Goldschmidt, Sir Henry Wilmot Seton, Great Britain Court of Appeal (1901)
"Costs on Petition not to exceed i/iose on Summons. AND it ie pursuant to the 80th section of the Lande Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, ordered that the ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"After his death it was found that his notes and annotations on all kinds of authors were so numerous and extensive as to exceed in bulk what an ordinary ..."

5. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1918)
"... and not to exceed one million dollars, sixty cents for each one thousand dollars or fraction thereof ; over one million dollars, and not to exceed ten ..."

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