Transcend Definition

transcended, transcending, transcends
transcended, transcending, transcends
To go beyond the limits of; overstep; exceed.
A story that transcends belief.
Webster's New World
To be superior to; surpass; excel.
Webster's New World
To be transcendent; excel.
Webster's New World
To be separate from or beyond (experience, the material universe, etc.)
Webster's New World

Origin of Transcend

  • From Old French transcender, Latin transcendere (“to climb over, step over, surpass, transcend"), from trans (“over") + scandere (“to climb"); see scan; compare ascend, descend.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English transcenden from Old French transcendre from Latin trānscendere trāns- trans- scandere to climb skand- in Indo-European roots

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

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