- on, at, or to the farther side of: Beyond those trees you'll find his house.
- farther on than; more distant than: beyond the horizon; beyond the sea.
- outside the understanding, limits, or reach of; past: beyond comprehension; beyond endurance; beyond help.
- superior to; surpassing; above: wise beyond all others.
- more than; in excess of; over and above: to stay beyond one's welcome.
- farther on or away: as far as the house and beyond.
- the beyond,
- that which is at a great distance.
- Also the great beyond.the afterlife; life after death.
Origin of beyond
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Examples from the Web for beyond
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Beyond the huge American flag that hung over the street, the mile-long mass of cops ended.Funeral Protest Is Too Much for NYPD Union Boss
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Bottom line is that it will only be a BVR [beyond visual range] airplane.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019
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He scrambled outside to find a 25-foot-wide crater just beyond the mud wall surrounding his family compound.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan
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Beyond that, how will China evolve its rigid Internet policy?China’s Internet Is Freer Than You Think
December 27, 2014
Beyond it, I saw you standing with outstretched arms, as if you sought to come to me, but could not.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
No person, no home, no community can be beyond the reach of this call.
Why, man, if we've been beyond the law up to this time, we can laugh at the law now.Way of the Lawless
Beyond the controlling power of money we have no vision, and we see no laws.
The physical facts couldn't be denied, and beyond the physical facts I could discern nothing.
- at or to a point on the other side of; at or to the further side ofbeyond those hills there is a river
- outside the limits or scope ofbeyond this country's jurisdiction
- at or to the other or far side of something
- outside the limits of something
- the beyond the unknown; the world outside the range of human perception, esp life after death in certain religious beliefs
Old English begeondan; see by, yonder
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Word Origin and History for beyond
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Idioms and Phrases with beyond
In addition to the idioms beginning with beyond
- beyond a doubt
- beyond the shadow of a doubt
- beyond comparison
- beyond measure
- beyond one's depth
- beyond one's means
- beyond question
- beyond reach
- beyond recall
- beyond reproach
- beyond the call of duty
- beyond the pale
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