1. On the further side of; in the same direction as, and further on or away than.
Beyond that flaming hill. --G. Fletcher.
2. At a place or time not yet reached; before.
A thing beyond us, even before our death. --Pope.
3. Past, out of the reach or sphere of; further than; greater than; as, the patient was beyond medical aid; beyond one's strength.
4. In a degree or amount exceeding or surpassing; proceeding to a greater degree than; above, as in dignity, excellence, or quality of any kind. “Beyond expectation.”
Beyond any of the great men of my country. --Sir P. Sidney.
Beyond sea. Law See under Sea.
To go beyond, to exceed in ingenuity, in research, or in anything else; hence, in a bed sense, to deceive or circumvent.
That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter. --1 Thess. iv. 6.
Be·yond adv. Further away; at a distance; yonder.
Lo, where beyond he lyeth languishing. --Spenser.
adv 1: farther along in space or time or degree; "through the
valley and beyond"; "to the eighth grade but not
beyond"; "will be influential in the 1990s and beyond"
2: on the farther side from the observer; "a pond with a
hayfield beyond" [syn: on the far side]
3: in addition; "agreed to provide essentials but nothing
when used with reference to Jordan, signifies in the writings of
Moses the west side of the river, as he wrote on the east bank
(Gen. 50:10, 11; Deut. 1:1, 5; 3:8, 20; 4:46); but in the
writings of Joshua, after he had crossed the river, it means the
east side (Josh. 5:1; 12:7; 22:7).