What does transcend mean?

Definitions for transcendtrænˈsɛnd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word transcend.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. transcend(Verb)

    to pass beyond the limits of something.

  2. transcend(Verb)

    to surpass something in intensity or power; to excel.

  3. Origin: From transcender, transcendere, from trans + scandere; see scan; compare ascend, descend.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transcend(verb)

    to rise above; to surmount; as, lights in the heavens transcending the region of the clouds

  2. Transcend(verb)

    to pass over; to go beyond; to exceed

  3. Transcend(verb)

    to surpass; to outgo; to excel; to exceed

  4. Transcend(verb)

    to climb; to mount

  5. Transcend(verb)

    to be transcendent; to excel

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Transcend

    tran-send′, v.t. to rise above: to surmount: to surpass: to exceed.—ns. Transcen′dence, Transcen′dency.—adjs. Transcen′dent, transcending: superior or supreme in excellence: surpassing others: as applicable to being, relating to the absolute, transcending all limitation—as applicable to knowledge, pertaining to what transcends experience, being given à priori: beyond human knowledge: abstrusely speculative, fantastic; Transcenden′tal, transcending: supereminent, surpassing others: concerned with what is independent of experience: vague.—v.t. Transcenden′talise.—ns. Transcenden′talism, the investigation of what is à priori in human knowledge, or independent of experience: that which is vague and illusive in philosophy: the American reaction against Puritan prejudices, humdrum orthodoxy, old-fashioned metaphysics, materialistic philistinism, and materialism—best associated with the name of R. W. Emerson (1803-82); Transcenden′talist.—advs. Transcenden′tally; Transcen′dently.—n. Transcen′dentness. [L. trans, beyond, scandĕre, to climb.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of transcend in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of transcend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anthony D'Angelo:

    Transcend political correctness and strive for human righteousness.

  2. Mark Schleicher:

    I like her approach. She has solutions that are not necessarily political. She has ideas that transcend the political rhetoric.

  3. Bruce Lee:

    To understand this fully, one must transcend from the duality of 'for' and 'against' into one organic unity which is without distinctions.

  4. Christine Pride:

    Bana's experiences and message transcend the headlines and pierce through the political noise and debates to remind us of the human cost of war and displacement.

  5. Henry Vaughn:

    And yet, as angels in some brighter dreams
    Call to the soul when man doth sleep,
    So some strange thoughts transcend our wonted themes,
    And into glory peep.

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