Exceeding

Exceeding
Exceed Ex*ceed", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exceeded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exceeding}.] [L. excedere, excessum, to go away or beyond; ex out + cedere to go, to pass: cf. F. exc['e]der. See {Cede}.] To go beyond; to proceed beyond the given or supposed limit or measure of; to outgo; to surpass; -- used both in a good and a bad sense; as, one man exceeds another in bulk, stature, weight, power, skill, etc.; one offender exceeds another in villainy; his rank exceeds yours. [1913 Webster]

Name the time, but let it not Exceed three days. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Observes how much a chintz exceeds mohair. --Pope.

Syn: To outdo; surpass; excel; transcend; outstrip; outvie; overtop. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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