from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- prep. On the far side of; past: Just beyond the fence.
- prep. Later than; after: beyond midnight.
- prep. To a degree that is past the understanding, reach, or scope of: an evil beyond remedy.
- prep. To a degree or amount greater than: rich beyond his wildest dreams.
- prep. In addition to: asked for nothing beyond peace and quiet.
- adv. Farther along or away.
- adv. In addition; more: wanted her share but nothing beyond.
- n. That which is past or to a degree greater than knowledge or experience; the unknown: "Sputnik, the first satellite to enter the great beyond of space” ( Dale Russakoff).
- n. The world beyond death; the hereafter.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- prep. Further away than.
- prep. On the far side of.
- prep. Later than; after.
- prep. Greater than.
- prep. In addition to.
- prep. past, or out of reach of
- adv. Farther along or away.
- adv. In addition; more.
- n. The unknown.
- n. The hereafter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Further away; at a distance; yonder.
- prep. On the further side of; in the same direction as, and further on or away than.
- prep. At a place or time not yet reached; before.
- prep. Past, out of the reach or sphere of; further than; greater than.
- prep. In a degree or amount exceeding or surpassing; proceeding to a greater degree than; above, as in dignity, excellence, or quality of any kind.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- On or to the other side of: as, beyond the river; beyond the horizon; “beyond that flaming hill,”
- Further on than; more distant than: as, a mile beyond the river; a hundred miles beyond Omaha; he never could get beyond simple equations.
- Past in time; later than: as, a day beyond the proper time.
- At a place or time not yet reached by; before; ahead or in advance of.
- Out of reach of; outside of the capacity, limits, or sphere of; past: as, beyond our power; beyond comprehension; that is beyond me.
- Above; superior to; in or to a degree which rivals, exceeds, or surpasses, as in dignity, excellence, or quality of any kind.
- More than; in excess of; over and above.
- At a distance; yonder.
- n. That place or state which lies on the other side; an experience or life beyond our present life or experience: as, the great beyond.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. on the farther side from the observer
- adv. farther along in space or time or degree
- adv. in addition
And in the clause 'having passed beyond that bridge' the _passing beyond_ means
a new power! we feel a vague sympathy with _that_ unknown region which spreads beyond this great net, -- _that limitless beyond_ hath a mystic affinity with a part of our own frame; we unconsciously extend our wings (for the soul to us is as the wings to the fly!); we attempt to rise, -- to soar above this perilous snare, from which we are unable to crawl.
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