What does Beyond mean?

Definitions for Beyond
biˈɒnd, bɪˈyɒndbe·yond

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beyondadverb

    farther along in space or time or degree

    "through the valley and beyond"; "to the eighth grade but not beyond"; "will be influential in the 1990s and beyond"

  2. beyondadverb

    on the farther side from the observer

    "a pond with a hayfield beyond"

  3. beyondadverb

    in addition

    "agreed to provide essentials but nothing beyond"


  1. beyondnoun

    The unknown.

  2. beyondnoun

    The hereafter.

  3. beyondadverb

    Farther along or away.

  4. beyondadverb

    In addition; more.

  5. beyondpreposition

    Further away than.

  6. beyondpreposition

    On the far side of.

  7. beyondpreposition

    Later than; after.

  8. beyondpreposition

    Greater than.

  9. beyondpreposition

    In addition to.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Beyondprep.

    Etymology: begeond, begeondan, Saxon.

    What’s fame? a fancy’d life in others breath,
    A thing beyond us, ev’n before our death
    Just what you hear, you have. Alexander Pope, Essay on Man.

    Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldst say, who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us. Deut. xxx. 13.

    Now we are on land, we are but between death and life; for we are beyond the old world and the new. Francis Bacon, New Atlantis.

    We cannot think men beyond sea will part with their money for nothing. John Locke.

    He that sees a dark and shady grove,
    Stays not, but looks beyond it on the sky. George Herbert.

    Beyond the infinite and boundless reach
    Of mercy, if thou did’st this deed of death,
    Art thou damn’d, Hubert. William Shakespeare, King John.

    Yet these declare
    Thy goodness beyond thought, and pow’r divine. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. v. l. 158.

    The just, wise, and good God, neither does, nor can require of man any thing that is impossible, or naturally beyond his power to do. South.

    Consider the situation of our earth; it is placed so conveniently, that plants flourish, and animals live; this is matter of fact, and beyond all dispute. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

    Timotheus was a man both in power, riches, parentage, goodness, and love of his people, beyond any of the great men of my country. Philip Sidney.

    One thing, in this enormous accident, is, I must confess, to me beyond all wonder. Henry Wotton.

    To his expences, beyond his income, add debauchery, idleness, and quarrels amongst his servants, whereby his manufactures are disturbed, and his business neglected. John Locke.

    As far as they carry conviction to any man’s understanding, my labour may be of use: beyond the evidence it carries with it, I advise him not to follow any man’s interpretation. John Locke.

    His satires are incomparably beyond Juvenal’s; if to laugh and rally, is to be preferred to railing and declaiming. Dryden.

    With equal mind, what happens, let us bear;
    Nor joy, nor grieve too much for things beyond our care. John Dryden, Fables.

    She made earnest benefit of his jest, forcing him to do her such services, as were both cumbersome and costly; while he still thought he went beyond her, because his heart did not commit the idolatry. Philip Sidney.

    That no man go beyond, and defraud his brother in any matter. 1 Thess. iv. 6.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beyond

    on the further side of; in the same direction as, and further on or away than

  2. Beyond

    at a place or time not yet reached; before

  3. Beyond

    past, out of the reach or sphere of; further than; greater than; as, the patient was beyond medical aid; beyond one's strength

  4. Beyond

    in a degree or amount exceeding or surpassing; proceeding to a greater degree than; above, as in dignity, excellence, or quality of any kind

  5. Beyondadverb

    further away; at a distance; yonder

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Beyond

    be-yond′, prep. on the farther side of: farther onward than: out of reach of: past in time: above, superior to.—Beyond measure, excessively; Beyond seas, abroad; The back of beyond (De Quincey, &c.), a humorous phrase for any place a great way off; To be beyond one, to pass his comprehension; To go beyond, to surpass: to circumvent: (B., Shak.) to overreach. [A.S. begeondan—pfx. be-, and geond, across, beyond. See Yon.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Beyond' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #926

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Beyond' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1872

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Beyond' in Adverbs Frequency: #387

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Beyond in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Beyond in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Beyond in a Sentence

  1. Loren Weisman:

    I see many more successes and wins from those working to be better over those trying to be the best. Remove the hype, the hate and the ego in your growth to truly grow to your potential and beyond. Stop subscribing to the idea that you have to be the best.

  2. Edward Bulwer-Lytton:

    Know thyself," said the old philosopher, "improve thyself," saith the new. Our great object in time is not to waste our passions and gifts on the things external that we must leave behind, but that we cultivate within us all that we can carry into the eternal progress beyond.

  3. Ileana Adriana Stan:

    We are beyond Fate, more powerful than we consider ourselves to be.

  4. Taj Muhammad Kahn:

    All of the bodies are burned beyond recognition. The debris is scattered.

  5. The Talmud:

    Man has three friends on whose company he relies. First, wealth which goes with him only while good fortune lasts. Second, his relatives they go only as far as the grave, leave him there. The third friend, his good deeds, go with him beyond the grave.

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