Definition of Surpass

1. Verb. Distinguish oneself. "She excelled in math"

Exact synonyms: Excel, Stand Out
Specialized synonyms: Exceed, Go Past, Overstep, Pass, Top, Transcend, Outrank, Rank, Excel At, Shine At
Derivative terms: Excellence, Excellent

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

3. Verb. Move past. "These cars won't surpass "; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"
Exact synonyms: Go By, Go Past, Pass, Pass By, Travel By
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Skirt, Run By, Fly By, Fly By, Whisk By, Zip By
Derivative terms: Passer

4. Verb. Be greater in scope or size than some standard. "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"
Exact synonyms: Exceed, Transcend
Specialized synonyms: Overgrow
Derivative terms: Transcendence, Transcendent, Transcendent

Definition of Surpass

1. v. t. To go beyond in anything good or bad; to exceed; to excel.

Definition of Surpass

1. Verb. (transitive) To exceed, especially in a metaphoric or technical manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Surpass

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

Lexicographical Neighbors of Surpass

surmounter
surmounters
surmounting
surmounts
surmullet
surmullets
surname
surnamed
surnameless
surnamer
surnamers
surnames
surnaming
surnay
surnominal
surplice
surpliced
surplices
surplus
surplus value
surplusage

Literary usage of Surpass

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

1. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from by Samuel Johnson, Henry John Todd, Alexander Chalmers (1824)
"I'E. va To surpass in lying. Bp. Hall. OUTLINE, nj Contour; line by which any figure is defined ; extremity. ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"(186) A just analogy would seem to countenance the opinion of an ingenious historian,(l87) that the free and tributary citizens did not surpass the number ..."

3. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1873)
"... not one billiard-table, and not one of the American light carriages, which surpass anything of the kind in Europe, will bo sent to Vienna. ..."

4. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas Hobbes (1844)
"510 And did in wealth his neighbours all surpass, • - , - • And with his subjects in great honour stood, The redemp- And join'd in wedlock to a Goddess was. ..."

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