Meaning of BEYOND in English

BEYOND

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

If something is ~ a place or barrier, it is on the other side of it.

They heard footsteps in the main room, ~ a door...

PREP

Beyond is also an adverb.

The house had a fabulous view out to the Strait of Georgia and the Rockies ~.

ADV: n ADV, and ADV

2.

If something happens ~ a particular time or date, it continues after that time or date has passed.

Few jockeys continue race-riding ~ the age of 40...

= past

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Beyond is also an adverb.

The financing of home ownership will continue through the 1990s and ~.

ADV: and ADV

3.

If something extends ~ a particular thing, it affects or includes other things.

His interests extended ~ the fine arts to international politics and philosophy.

PREP

4.

You use ~ to introduce an exception to what you are saying.

I knew nothing ~ a few random facts.

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5.

If something goes ~ a particular point or stage, it progresses or increases so that it passes that point or stage.

Their five-year relationship was strained ~ breaking point...

It seems to me he’s ~ caring about what anybody does.

PREP: oft PREP -ing

6.

If something is, for example, ~ understanding or ~ belief, it is so extreme in some way that it cannot be understood or believed.

What Jock had done was ~ my comprehension...

Sweden is lovely in summer–cold ~ belief in winter...

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7.

If you say that something is ~ someone, you mean that they cannot deal with it.

The situation was ~ her control.

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8.

~ the pale: see pale

~ someone’s means: see means

~ your wildest dreams: see dream

~ a joke: see joke

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