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Transcend definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TRANSCEND', v.t. [L. transcendo; trans and scando, to climb.]
1. To rise above; to surmount; as lights in the heavens transcending the region of the clouds.
2. To pass over; to go beyond.
It is dangerous opinion to such hopes as shall transcend
their limits.
3. To surpass; to outgo; to excel; to exceed.
How much her worth transcended all her kind.
TRANSCEND', v.i. To climb. [Not in use.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: be greater in scope or size than some standard; "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds" [syn: exceed, transcend, surpass]
2: be superior or better than some standard; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year" [syn: exceed, transcend, overstep, pass, go past, top]

Merriam Webster's

verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin transcendere to climb across, transcend, from trans- + scandere to climb more at scan Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to rise above or go beyond the limits of b. to triumph over the negative or restrictive aspects of ; overcome c. to be prior to, beyond, and above (the universe or material existence) 2. to outstrip or outdo in some attribute, quality, or power intransitive verb to rise above or extend notably beyond ordinary limits Synonyms: see exceed

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 be beyond the range or grasp of (human experience, reason, belief, etc.). 2 excel; surpass. Etymology: ME f. OF transcendre or L transcendere (as TRANS-, scandere climb)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Transcend Tran*scend", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transcended; p. pr. & vb. n. Transcending.] [L. transcendere, transcensum; trans beyond, over + scandere to climb. See Scan.] 1. To rise above; to surmount; as, lights in the heavens transcending the region of the clouds. --Howell. 2. To pass over; to go beyond; to exceed. Such popes as shall transcend their limits. --Bacon.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Transcend Tran*scend" (tr[a^]n*s[cr]nd"), v. i. 1. To climb; to mount. [Obs.] 2. To be transcendent; to excel. [R.]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(transcends, transcending, transcended) Something that transcends normal limits or boundaries goes beyond them, because it is more significant than them. ...issues like European union that transcend party loyalty. VERB: V n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. 1. Exceed, transgress, overstep, pass, overpass, go beyond, pass over, overleap. 2. Surmount, rise above. 3. Surpass, excel, outstrip, overtop, outdo, exceed, outvie, be superior.

Moby Thesaurus

beat, best, better, bulk, bulk large, cap, exceed, excel, go beyond, go one better, improve on, loom, loom large, outdistance, outdo, outshine, outsoar, outstrip, outvie, outweigh, overbalance, overbear, overcome, overpass, overreach, overrun, overshadow, overshoot, overshoot the mark, overstep, overtop, pass, perfect, predominate, preponderate, prevail, rear, rise above, soar, stand out, surpass, top, tower, tower above, tower over, trump


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