Exceed meaning

ĭk-sēd
To exceed is defined as to go beyond an expectation or to be or do more than expected.

An example of exceed is when you hope to get a B and you get an A.

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To go or be beyond (a limit, limiting regulation, measure, etc.)

To exceed a speed limit.

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To go beyond the limits of.

I exceeded my allowance. The car exceeded the speed limit.

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To be more than or greater than; surpass; outdo.

To exceed one's expectations.

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To be larger, greater than (something).

The company's 2005 revenue exceeds that of 2004.

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To be better than or superior to.

A material that exceeds all others in durability.

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To go beyond (some limit); to surpass, outstrip or transcend.

Your password cannot exceed eight characters.

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To be greater than, as in number or degree; surpass.

A fortune that exceeds ten million dollars; demand that exceeded supply.

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(now rare) To surpass others, as in a quality or quantity; be outstanding.
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To be better than (something).

The quality of her essay has exceeded my expectations.

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(intransitive) To predominate.
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Origin of exceed

  • Middle English exceden from Old French exceder from Latin excēdere ex- ex- cēdere to go ked- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary