Exceed Definition

exceeded, exceeding, exceeds
exceeded, exceeding, exceeds
To surpass others, as in a quality or quantity; be outstanding.
Webster's New World
To go or be beyond (a limit, limiting regulation, measure, etc.)
To exceed a speed limit.
Webster's New World
To be more than or greater than; surpass; outdo.
To exceed one's expectations.
Webster's New World
To be better than or superior to.
A material that exceeds all others in durability.
American Heritage

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

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Origin of Exceed

  • 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

  • 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

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