Tran·scend v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transcended; p. pr. & vb. n. Transcending.]
1. To rise above; to surmount; as, lights in the heavens transcending the region of the clouds.
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. --Dryden.
Tran·scend v. i.
1. To climb; to mount. [Obs.]
2. To be transcendent; to excel. [R.]
v 1: go beyond; "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds"
[syn: exceed, surpass]
2: go beyond; "She exceeded our expectations"; "She topped her
performance of last year" [syn: exceed, overstep, pass,
go past, top]