Definitions for exceedɪkˈsid

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to go beyond in quantity, degree, rate, etc.:

    to exceed the speed limit.

  2. to go beyond the bounds or limits of; overstep.

  3. to surpass; be superior to; excel.

  4. (v.i.)to be greater, as in quantity or degree.

  5. to surpass others; excel or be superior.

Origin of exceed:

1325–75; < L excēdere to go out or beyond


Princeton's WordNet

  1. exceed, transcend, surpass(verb)

    be greater in scope or size than some standard

    "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"

  2. exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past, top(verb)

    be superior or better than some standard

    "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"

  3. surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform(verb)

    be or do something to a greater degree

    "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. exceed(verb)ɪkˈsid

    to go beyond an amount or level

    The results have exceeded our expectations.; to exceed the speed limit


  1. exceed(Verb)

    To be larger, greater than (something).

    The company's 2005 revenue exceeds that of 2004.

  2. exceed(Verb)

    To be better than (something).

    The quality of her essay has exceeded my expectations.

  3. exceed(Verb)

    To go beyond (some limit); to surpass, outstrip or transcend.

    In Super Mario RPG, the name that you are typing in cannot exceed eight characters.

  4. exceed(Verb)

    To predominate

  5. exceed(Verb)

    To overdo

  6. Origin: From exceden, from exceder, from excedere, from ex- with cedere; see cede and compare accede etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exceed(verb)

    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. Exceed(verb)

    to go too far; to pass the proper bounds or measure

  3. Exceed(verb)

    to be more or greater; to be paramount

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'exceed' in Verbs Frequency: #564

Translations for exceed

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to go beyond; to be greater than

His expenditure exceeds his income; He exceeded the speed limit on the motorway.

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