What does surpass mean?

Definitions for surpasssərˈpæs, -ˈpɑs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word surpass.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. excel, stand out, surpass(verb)

    distinguish oneself

    "She excelled in math"

  2. surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform(verb)

    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, pass(verb)

    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, surpass(verb)

    be greater in scope or size than some standard

    "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"


  1. surpass(Verb)

    To exceed, especially in a metaphoric or technical manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Surpass(verb)

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


  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.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. An9e7 X:

    The will to live, gives you the strength to surpass your own to achieve life

  2. Eric Hoffer:

    Man is the only creature that strives to surpass himself, and yearns for the impossible.

  3. Queen Christina:

    It is necessary to try to surpass oneself always this occupation ought to last as long as life.

  4. Queen Christina, of Sweden, 1629-1689:

    It is necessary to try to surpass oneself always; this occupation ought to last as long as life.

  5. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche:

    This secret spoke Life herself unto me 'Behold,' said she, 'I am that which must ever surpass itself.'

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