Definitions for surpasssərˈpæs, -ˈpɑs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sur•passsərˈpæs, -ˈpɑs(v.t.)

  1. to go beyond in amount, extent, or degree; be greater than; exceed.

  2. to go beyond in excellence or achievement; be superior to; excel.

  3. to be beyond the range or capacity of; transcend:

    misery that surpasses description.

Origin of surpass:

1545–55; < MF surpasser=sur-sur -1+passer to pass

sur•pass′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. excel, stand out, surpass(verb)

    distinguish oneself

    "She excelled in math"

  2. 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"

  3. travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, pass(verb)

    move past

    "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall"; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"

  4. exceed, transcend, surpass(verb)

    be greater in scope or size than some standard

    "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. surpass(verb)ərˈpæs, -ˈpɑs

    to go beyond what was expected or hoped for

    We have surpassed our original sales predictions.

Wiktionary

  1. surpass(Verb)

    To exceed, especially in a metaphoric or technical manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surpass(verb)

    to go beyond in anything good or bad; to exceed; to excel

Freebase

  1. Surpass

    Surpass was a short-lived Wrigley antacid gum. Shipments of Surpass to retail outlets were discontinued in March 2003 due to lack of popularity.


Translations for surpass

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

surpass(verb)

to be, or do, better, or more than.

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