Definitions for transcendtrænˈsɛnd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to rise above or go beyond the ordinary limits of; overpass; exceed.

  2. to outdo or exceed in excellence, extent, degree, etc.; surpass; excel.

  3. to be independent of or prior to (the universe, time, etc.).

    Category: Religion, Philosphy

  4. (v.i.)to be transcendent or superior; excel.

Origin of transcend:

1300–50; ME < L trānscendere to surmount =trāns-trans - +-scendere, comb. form of scandere to climb

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. transcend(verb)ænˈsɛnd

    to go beyond a limit

    a campaign that transcends racial divisions


  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


  1. Transcend Information

    Transcend Information, Inc. is a Taiwanese company headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan that manufactures and distributes memory products. Transcend's product portfolio consists of over 2,000 devices including memory modules, flash memory cards, USB flash drives, digital audio players, portable media players, portable hard drives, multimedia products, graphics cards and accessories. It has offices in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Japan, Hong Kong, China, India and South Korea. It was the first Taiwanese memory module manufacturer to receive ISO 9001 certification and the first company in the world to offer a lifetime warranty on all of its memory modules. The company distributes its products primarily in Asia, Europe and the Americas. In 2007, Gartner reported that Transcend has been ranked as the world's third largest manufacturer of USB flash drives behind SanDisk and Kingston, with 8.7% global market share.


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