What does exceeding mean?

Definitions for exceeding
ɪkˈsi dɪŋex·ceed·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exceeding, exceptional, olympian, prodigious, surpassingadjective

    far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree

    "a night of exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young Mozart's prodigious talents"


  1. exceedingadverb


  2. exceedingadjective


  3. exceedingadjective

    exceptional, extraordinary

  4. exceedingadjective


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Exceedingadverb

    This word is not analogical, but has been long admitted and established. In a very great degree; eminently.

    The country is supposed to be exceeding rich. George Abbot.

    The Genoese were exceeding powerful by sea, and had many places in the East, and contended often with the Venetians for superiority. Walter Raleigh.

    Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogance come out of your mouth. 1 Sa. ii. 3.

    The action of the Iliad and that of the Æneid were in themselves exceeding short; but are beautifully extended and diversified by the invention of episodes, and the machinery of the gods. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 267.

    The serum of the blood affords, by distillation, an exceeding limpid water, neither acid nor alkaline. John Arbuthnot, on Alim.

  2. Exceedingparticipial adj.

    Great in quantity, extent, or duration.

    Etymology: from exceed.

    He saith, that cities were built an exceeding space of time before the great flood. Walter Raleigh, History of the World.


  1. exceeding

    Exceeding refers to going beyond or surpassing a certain limit, capacity, range, condition, or standard. It involves outdoing, outreaching, or achieving more than what was initially stipulated or expected. It can be used in various contexts such as quantifiable measures, expectations, performance, time, and quality among others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Exceeding

    of Exceed

  2. Exceedingadjective

    more than usual; extraordinary; more than sufficient; measureless

  3. Exceedingadverb

    in a very great degree; extremely; exceedingly

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of exceeding in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of exceeding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of exceeding in a Sentence

  1. Michael J. Gelb:

    Brain researchers estimate that your unconscious database outweighs the conscious on an order exceeding ten million to one. This database is the source of your hidden, natural genius. In other words, a part of you is much smarter than you are. The wise people regularly consult that smarter part.

  2. Jon Samet:

    We are exceeding too quickly these trajectories as the epidemic propagates, the curve is going up steeply, perhaps even more steeply than we estimated earlier in the week.

  3. Neil Parish:

    Only five cities - Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton - will have new powers to charge polluting vehicles to enter new clean air zones, councils in the dozens of other English cities currently exceeding EU pollution limits must also be given the option of using such powers if their communities support action.

  4. Elbert Hubbard:

    Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day -- wisdom consists of not exceeding the limit.

  5. Lucille Roybal-Allard:

    Once again, DHS has ignored the negotiated agreement with Congress by vastly exceeding the amount appropriated for immigration enforcement and removal operations.

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