What does transcend mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term transcend:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. exceed, transcend, surpass(verb)

    be greater in scope or size than some standard

    "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"

  2. exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past, top(verb)

    be superior or better than some standard

    "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"

Wiktionary

  1. transcend(Verb)

    to pass beyond the limits of something.

  2. transcend(Verb)

    to surpass something in intensity or power; to excel.

  3. Origin: From transcender, transcendere, from trans + scandere; see scan; compare ascend, descend.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transcend(verb)

    to rise above; to surmount; as, lights in the heavens transcending the region of the clouds

  2. Transcend(verb)

    to pass over; to go beyond; to exceed

  3. Transcend(verb)

    to surpass; to outgo; to excel; to exceed

  4. Transcend(verb)

    to climb; to mount

  5. Transcend(verb)

    to be transcendent; to excel

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Transcend

    tran-send′, v.t. to rise above: to surmount: to surpass: to exceed.—ns. Transcen′dence, Transcen′dency.—adjs. Transcen′dent, transcending: superior or supreme in excellence: surpassing others: as applicable to being, relating to the absolute, transcending all limitation—as applicable to knowledge, pertaining to what transcends experience, being given à priori: beyond human knowledge: abstrusely speculative, fantastic; Transcenden′tal, transcending: supereminent, surpassing others: concerned with what is independent of experience: vague.—v.t. Transcenden′talise.—ns. Transcenden′talism, the investigation of what is à priori in human knowledge, or independent of experience: that which is vague and illusive in philosophy: the American reaction against Puritan prejudices, humdrum orthodoxy, old-fashioned metaphysics, materialistic philistinism, and materialism—best associated with the name of R. W. Emerson (1803-82); Transcenden′talist.—advs. Transcenden′tally; Transcen′dently.—n. Transcen′dentness. [L. trans, beyond, scandĕre, to climb.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of transcend in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of transcend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8



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