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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exceed, transcend, surpassverb

    be greater in scope or size than some standard

    "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"

  2. exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past, topverb

    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, outperformverb

    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"


  1. exceedverb

    To be larger, greater than (something).

    The company's 2005 revenue exceeds that of 2004.

  2. exceedverb

    To be better than (something).

    The quality of her essay has exceeded my expectations.

  3. exceedverb

    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. exceedverb

    To predominate

  5. exceedverb

    To overdo

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To EXCEEDverb

    Etymology: excedo, Latin.

    Nor did any of the crusts much exceed half an inch in thickness. John Woodward, on Fossils.

    Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth. 1 Kings x. 23.

  2. To Exceedverb

    In your prayers, and places of religion, use reverent postures and great attention, remembering that we speak to God, in our reverence to whom we cannot possibly exceed. Taylor.

    Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed. Deutr. xxv.

    Justice must punish the rebellious deed;
    Yet punish so, as pity shall exceed. John Dryden, State of Innocence.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exceedverb

    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. Exceedverb

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

  3. Exceedverb

    to be more or greater; to be paramount

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Exceed

    ek-sēd′, v.t. to go beyond the limit or measure of: to surpass or excel.—v.i. to go beyond a given or proper limit.—p.adj. Exceed′ing, surpassing, excessive.—adv. Exceed′ingly, very much: greatly. [L. ex, beyond, cedĕre, cessum, to go.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exceed in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exceed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of exceed in a Sentence

  1. David Pekoske:

    The pandemic record right now stands at about 2.2 million people( on a single day) and I would expect that we will definitely exceed that.

  2. Chief Financial Officer Luka Mucic:

    There is no structural reason why operating margins of our cloud business should not exceed those of our classical on-premise business.

  3. Hassan Diab:

    Previous governments in the last decade took a year to form and I seek to form a government in the next four weeks or a period that does not exceed six weeks.

  4. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    Famous shipbuilders such as Donald Mackay referred to a certain part of his ships as having a 'forepeak'. Has anyone discovered any of his contemporaries as seeking to exceed his prowess by incorporating five, six or more 'peaks' in their ship design?

  5. Michael Underhill:

    Billions of dollars in Vale's assets have already been frozen as we discussed this weekend, there remains a fair chance that all of Vale's dams (which exceed 100 in count) will also be coming under great scrutiny going forward.

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    lacking orderly continuity
    • A. aligned
    • B. frantic
    • C. disjointed
    • D. whirring

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