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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exceed  \Ex*ceed"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Exceeded};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Exceeding}.]  [L.  excedere  excessum  to  go  away  or 
  beyond;  ex  out  +  cedere  to  go  to  pass:  cf  F.  exc['e]der. 
  See  {Cede}.] 
  To  go  beyond;  to  proceed  beyond  the  given  or  supposed  limit 
  or  measure  of  to  outgo;  to  surpass;  --  used  both  in  a  good 
  and  a  bad  sense  as  one  man  exceeds  another  in  bulk, 
  stature,  weight,  power,  skill,  etc.;  one  offender  exceeds 
  another  in  villainy;  his  rank  exceeds  yours 
 
  Name  the  time,  but  let  it  not  Exceed  three  days. 
  --Shak. 
 
  Observes  how  much  a  chintz  exceeds  mohair.  --Pope. 
 
  Syn:  To  outdo;  surpass;  excel;  transcend;  outstrip;  outvie; 
  overtop. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exceed  \Ex*ceed"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  go  too  far  to  pass  the  proper  bounds  or  measure.  ``In 
  our  reverence  to  whom  we  can  not  possibly  exceed.'' 
  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  Forty  stripes  he  may  give  him  and  not  exceed. 
  --Deut.  xxv. 
  3. 
 
  2.  To  be  more  or  greater;  to  be  paramount.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exceed 
  v  1:  go  beyond;  "Their  loyalty  exceeds  their  national  bonds" 
  [syn:  {transcend},  {surpass}] 
  2:  go  beyond;  "She  exceeded  out  expectations"  [syn:  {transcend}, 
  {overstep},  {pass},  {go  past},  {top}] 
  3:  be  or  do  something  to  a  greater  degree;  "her  performance 
  surpasses  that  of  any  other  student  I  know";  "She  outdoes 
  all  other  athletes";  "This  exceeds  all  my  expectations" 
  [syn:  {surpass},  {outstrip},  {outmatch},  {outgo},  {outdo}, 
  {surmount}] 




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