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Meaning of TRANSCEND

Pronunciation:  tran'send

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  go beyond; "She exceeded out expectations"; "She topped her performance of last year"
  2. [v]  go beyond; "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"

TRANSCEND is a 9 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: exceed, go past, overstep, pass, top
 See Also: excel, stand out, surpass



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tran*scend"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Transcended}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Transcending}.] [L. transcendere, transcensum;
    trans beyond, over + scandere to climb. See {Scan}.]
    1. To rise above; to surmount; as, lights in the heavens
       transcending the region of the clouds. --Howell.
    2. To pass over; to go beyond; to exceed.
             Such popes as shall transcend their limits. --Bacon.
    8. To surpass; to outgo; to excel; to exceed.
             How much her worth transcended all her kind.
  2. \Tran*scend"\ (tr[a^]n*s[cr]nd"), v. i.
    1. To climb; to mount. [Obs.]
    2. To be transcendent; to excel. [R.]