(third-person singular simple present exceeds, present participle exceeding, simple past and past participle exceeded)
- To be larger, greater than (something).
- The company's 2005 revenue exceeds that of 2004.
- To be better than (something).
- The quality of her essay has exceeded my expectations.
- To go beyond (some limit); to surpass, outstrip or transcend.
- Your password cannot exceed eight characters.
- (intransitive) To predominate.
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.