[ ser-pas, -pahs ]
/ sərˈpæs, -ˈpɑs /
verb (used with object)
to go beyond in amount, extent, or degree; be greater than; exceed.
to go beyond in excellence or achievement; be superior to; excel: He surpassed his brother in sports.
to be beyond the range or capacity of; transcend: misery that surpasses description.
Words nearby surpass
OTHER WORDS FROM surpasssur·pass·a·ble, adjectivesur·pass·er, nounun·sur·pass·a·ble, adjectiveun·sur·passed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for surpassable
All good critics have agreed that his letters are not surpassed, perhaps not surpassable.A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)|George Saintsbury
British Dictionary definitions for surpassable
/ (sɜːˈpɑːs) /
to be greater than in degree, extent, etc
to be superior to in achievement or excellence
to overstep the limit or range ofthe theory surpasses my comprehension
Derived forms of surpasssurpassable, adjective
Word Origin for surpass
C16: from French surpasser, from sur- 1 + passer to pass
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