Meaning of beyond

be•yond

Pronunciation: (bē-ond', bi-yond'), [key]
— prep.
  1. on, at, or to the farther side of: Beyond those trees you'll find his house.
  2. farther on than; more distant than: beyond the horizon; beyond the sea.
  3. outside the understanding, limits, or reach of; past: beyond comprehension; beyond endurance; beyond help.
  4. superior to; surpassing; above: wise beyond all others.
  5. more than; in excess of; over and above: to stay beyond one's welcome.
—adv.
  1. farther on or away: as far as the house and beyond.
—n.
    1. that which is at a great distance.
    2. Also,the great beyond.the afterlife; life after death.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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