From Middle English biyonde, from Old English beġeondan, from be- + ġeond; related to yonder.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bɪˈjɒnd/
- (General American) IPA(key): /biˈ(j)ɑnd/
- (New England, obsolete) IPA(key): /bɪˈjɛnd/
Audio (GA) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɒnd
- Hyphenation: be‧yond
- Further away than.
- On the far side of.
- No swimming beyond this point.
- Later than; after.
- Greater than; so as to exceed or surpass.
- Your staff went beyond my expectations in refunding my parking ticket.
- 2006, Janis Mink, Joan Miró, →ISBN, page 55:
- He was a painter who was trying to get beyond painting, to escape from purely visual experience and lead his art in a more conceptual direction with a systematic approach.
- In addition to; supplementing.
- She had no reason for the conviction beyond the very inadequate one that she had seen him around London.
- Past, or out of reach of.
- You won't last beyond my first punch.
- The patient was beyond medical help.
- 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter II, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., […], →OCLC:
- Orion hit a rabbit once; but though sore wounded it got to the bury, and, struggling in, the arrow caught the side of the hole and was drawn out. Indeed, a nail filed sharp is not of much avail as an arrowhead; you must have it barbed, and that was a little beyond our skill.
- 1962 March, J. M. Tolson, “The Netherlands Railways today—I”, in Modern Railways, page 172:
- The 1300 class (Nos. 1301-16), one of which was damaged beyond repair in an accident, are Co-Cos, weigh 111 tons and have a top speed of 85 m.p.h.
- 2012 September 7, Phil McNulty, “Moldova 0-5 England”, in BBC Sport:
- England were graphically illustrating the huge gulf in class between the sides and it was no surprise when Lampard added the second just before the half hour. Steven Gerrard found his Liverpool team-mate Glen Johnson and Lampard arrived in the area with perfect timing to glide a header beyond Namasco.
- 2020 January 12, Benedict le Vay, “The heroes of Soham...”, in RAIL, number 948, page 43:
- Thirteen houses were damaged beyond repair, and much of the rest of the town suffered broken windows and lost slates.
- (figurative) Not within the comprehension of.
- He understood geometry well, but algebraic topology was beyond him.
- above and beyond
- beyond a reasonable doubt
- beyond a shadow of a doubt
- beyond belief
- beyond compare
- beyond doubt
- beyond measure
- beyond one's ken
- beyond one's pay grade
- beyond one's wildest dreams
- beyond one's years
- beyond question
- beyond reasonable doubt
- beyond recognition
- beyond redemption
- beyond repair
- beyond seas
- beyond the black stump
- beyond the call of duty
- beyond the grave
- beyond the pale
- beyond the shadow of a doubt
- go beyond
- live beyond one's means
- look beyond
- look beyond the end of one's nose
- look beyond the tip of one's nose
- see beyond
- see beyond the end of one's nose
- see beyond the tip of one's nose
- wise beyond one's years
further away than
on the far side of
later than; after
in addition to
past, out of reach of
beyond — see above
beyond (not comparable)
- Farther along or away.
- In addition; more.
- (informal) extremely, more than
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:extremely
- 2017 July 13, Joseph Gamp, “Marvel release stirring new set images of Black Panther and we are BEYOND excited”, in Metro:
- Marvel release stirring new set images of Black Panther and we are BEYOND excited [title]
farther along or away
beyond (plural beyonds)
- The unknown.
- The hereafter.
- Something that is far beyond.
- 2006, Haun Saussy; American Comparative Literature Association, Comparative Literature in an Age of Globalization:
- And that is perhaps why I am constantly searching for great beyonds — beyonds that will permit the application of different theoretical models (be they semiotically-inspired, gender-inspired, sexuality-inspired, and so on) beyond any disciplinary confines.
unknown — see unknown
afterlife — see afterlife
- beyond at OneLook Dictionary Search
- “beyond”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.