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be·yond

beyond

 
 
pronunciation:
bih yand
parts of speech:
preposition, adverb, noun
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: past the far side of; farther on than; later than.
The settlers' destination was beyond the mountains.The post office is two blocks beyond the library if you keep walking straight.It's now beyond the time that we expected him to arrive.
definition 2: outside the limits or reach of.
We need a new roof, but it's beyond our means.He is an adult now and beyond his parents' control.She grabbed for the rope, but it was beyond her reach.
antonyms:
within
similar words:
outside
definition 3: in greater degree than.
We believed he was wise beyond all others.They succeeded beyond all their dreams.
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: further on, along, or away.
There was nowhere to sit by the fountain, so they walked a bit beyond.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which is at a great distance in space or time.
Countless galaxies exist in the beyond.
definition 2: the afterlife; hereafter.