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 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.

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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