Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To be greater than, as in number or degree; surpass.
  • transitive verb To go beyond the limits of.
  • transitive verb To be better than or superior to: synonym: excel.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To pass or go beyond; proceed beyond the given or supposed limit, measure, or quantity of: as, the task exceeds his strength; he has exceeded his authority.
  • To surpass; be superior to; excel.
  • Synonyms To transcend, outdo, outvie, outstrip.
  • To go too far; pass the proper bounds; go over any given limit, number, or measure: as, to exceed in eating or drinking.
  • To bear the greater proportion; be more or larger; predominate.
  • To excel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To go too far; to pass the proper bounds or measure.
  • intransitive verb To be more or greater; to be paramount.
  • transitive verb 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To be larger, greater than (something).
  • verb transitive To be better than (something).
  • verb transitive To go beyond (some limit); to surpass, outstrip or transcend.
  • verb intransitive To predominate
  • verb intransitive, obsolete To overdo

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb be or do something to a greater degree
  • verb be superior or better than some standard
  • verb be greater in scope or size than some standard

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English exceden, from Old French exceder, from Latin excēdere : ex-, ex- + cēdere, to go; see ked- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English exceden, from Old French exceder, from Latin excedere ("to go out, go forth, go beyond a certain limit, overpass, exceed, transgress"), from ex- ("out, forth") with cedere ("to go"); see cede and compare accede etc.

Examples

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