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beyond

[ bee-ond, bih-yond ]
/ biˈɒnd, bɪˈyɒnd /
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preposition

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.

adverb

farther on or away: as far as the house and beyond.

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Idioms for beyond

    the beyond,
    1. that which is at a great distance.
    2. Also the great beyond. the afterlife; life after death.

Origin of beyond

before 1000; Middle English beyonden,Old English begeondan.See be-, yond (adv.)

OTHER WORDS FROM beyond

be·yond·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for beyond

beyond
/ (bɪˈjɒnd) /

preposition

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

adverb

at or to the other or far side of something
outside the limits of something

noun

the beyond the unknown; the world outside the range of human perception, esp life after death in certain religious beliefs

Word Origin for beyond

Old English begeondan; see by, yonder
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