What does surpass mean?

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sərˈpæs, -ˈpɑssur·pass

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excel, stand out, surpassverb

    distinguish oneself

    "She excelled in math"

  2. 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"

  3. travel by, pass by, surpass, go past, go by, passverb

    move past

    "A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window"; "He passed his professor in the hall"; "One line of soldiers surpassed the other"

  4. exceed, transcend, surpassverb

    be greater in scope or size than some standard

    "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"

Wiktionary

  1. surpassverb

    To exceed, especially in a metaphoric or technical manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Surpassverb

    To excel; to exceed; to go beyond in excellence.

    Etymology: surpasser, French.

    The climate’s delicate,
    Fertile the isle, the temple much surpassing
    The common praise it bears. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.

    O, by what name, for thou above all these,
    Above mankind, or aught than mankind higher,
    Surpassest far my naming! how may I
    Adore thee, author of this universe? John Milton.

    Achilles, ’s hero, in strength and courage surpassed the rest of the Grecian army. Dryden.

    A nymph of late there was,
    Whose heav’nly form her fellows did surpass,
    The pride and joy of fair Arcadia’s plains. Dryden.

    Under or near the Line are mountains, which, for bigness and number, surpass those of colder countries, as much as the heat there surpasses that of those countries. John Woodward.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surpassverb

    to go beyond in anything good or bad; to exceed; to excel

Freebase

  1. Surpass

    Surpass was a short-lived Wrigley antacid gum. Shipments of Surpass to retail outlets were discontinued in March 2003 due to lack of popularity.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Surpass

    sur-pas′, v.t. to pass beyond: to exceed: to excel: to go past in space.—adj. Surpass′able, that may be surpassed.—p.adj. Surpass′ing, passing beyond others: excellent in a high degree.—adv. Surpass′ingly.—n. Surpass′ingness. [Fr. surpasser, sur—L. super, beyond, passer, to pass.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of surpass in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of surpass in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of surpass in a Sentence

  1. Justin Buoen:

    Our campaign used the third quarter to make aggressive investments in our early state campaign infrastructure. These investments, along with stand-out debate performances from Senator Amy KlobucharA and effective organizing across the early states, enabled us to easily meet the debate thresholds for September and October and surpass the required unique donor number for the November debate, none of that would have been possible without the outpouring of grassroots support we received from Americans who believe in Amy's unifying, optimistic message.

  2. Border Patrol:

    We are geared up to surpass last year's heat-related deaths and the summer is just beginning, the demographics of the illegal aliens we are apprehending, the family units, the unaccompanied children, they're a lot more vulnerable.

  3. Jocelyn Benson:

    I think we'll certainly meet that, if not surpass it.

  4. Georges Clemenceau:

    A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed --I well know. For it is a sign that he has tried to surpass himself.

  5. Rebecca Sokoll:

    Date night is a concept with one purpose : to foster feelings of connection with an important person in your life, some core ingredients to add into any good date night include : novelty, screen-free time together, eye contact and shared experience. The more ingredients you have, the more likely you are to surpass the goal of fostering connection and move into a greater feeling of potential for growth in the relationship.

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