- to go beyond in quantity, degree, rate, etc.: to exceed the speed limit.
- to go beyond the bounds or limits of: to exceed one's understanding.
- to surpass; be superior to; excel: Her performance exceeded all the others.
- to be greater, as in quantity or degree.
- to surpass others; excel or be superior.
Origin of exceed
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Examples from the Web for exceed
A season of Game of Thrones tells its story over ten hours, and only a video game adaptation could match or exceed that.‘Game of Thrones’ Interactive FanFiction: Whoops, My Friend Was Speared in the Throat
December 13, 2014
The number of signatures is expected to exceed in 60,000 in the next day.Japanese Parliament to Women: Breed, Don't Lead
Jake Adelstein, Angela Erika Kubo
June 22, 2014
But previously the total aggregate amount an individual was allowed to donate could not exceed $123,000 per cycle.
No contribution can exceed $2,600 per candidate per race or $32,400 per party.
Indeed, prison may offer a safety and refuge from rivals that exceed that found on the outside.Will El Chapo Rule From Prison?
John P. Sullivan
February 24, 2014
It is computed that the expense would not exceed a million and a half sterling.
Nothing can exceed the freshness and charm of our homeward walk.In the Heart of Vosges
Nothing could exceed in loveliness the situation of this lake.Hetty's Strange History
Nothing could exceed the delicacy of its features, or the brilliancy of its tints.The Room in the Dragon Volant
J. Sheridan LeFanu
Nothing could exceed the beauty of their proportions and the splendour of their trappings.Gomez Arias
Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
- to be superior to (a person or thing), esp in size or quality; excel
- (tr) to go beyond the limit or bounds ofto exceed one's income; exceed a speed limit
- to be greater in degree or quantity than (a person or thing)
Word Origin and History for exceed
Related: Exceeded; exceeding. Exceedingly (late 15c.) means "very greatly or very much;" excessively (mid-15c.) means "too greatly or too much."