- extraordinary; exceptional.
- Archaic. exceedingly.
Origin of exceeding
- 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 exceeding
That Kickstarter campaign raised $56,000, exceeding their $35,000 goal.The OFF Pocket Is a Pouch That Takes Your Phone Off the Grid
September 1, 2013
The second group did far better than the first in exceeding their weight-loss goals.
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To attacks on its main metropolis, Israel would respond with exceeding severity.Tel Aviv Appears Indifferent, Unprepared on Iran War Threat
March 16, 2012
Individually, culturally, our reach may be exceeding our grasp.Obama’s Deficit Plan Falls Short
September 19, 2011
Exceeding the limits assigned to it, my discussion has, however, extended too far.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
They had prepared a most splendid meal, and did me exceeding great honour.Albert Durer
T. Sturge Moore
Its exceeding grace and rapidity.all that, an impressive and a true one.
The exceeding value of the skies of the early Italian and Dutch schools.
It was supposed to have been small; not exceeding twenty warriors.Chronicles of Border Warfare
Alexander Scott Withers
- very great; exceptional or excessive
- an archaic word for exceedingly
- 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 exceeding
Related: Exceeded; exceeding. Exceedingly (late 15c.) means "very greatly or very much;" excessively (mid-15c.) means "too greatly or too much."