Transcend Tran*scend" (tr[a^]n*s[e^]nd"), 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To pass over; to go beyond; to exceed. [1913 Webster]

Such popes as shall transcend their limits. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

8. To surpass; to outgo; to excel; to exceed. [1913 Webster]

How much her worth transcended all her kind. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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