Search Result for "exceeding":
1. far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree;
- Example: "a night of exceeding darkness"
- Example: "an exceptional memory"
- Example: "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"
- Example: "the young Mozart's prodigious talents"
[syn: exceeding, exceptional, olympian, prodigious, surpassing]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] Name the time, but let it not Exceed three days. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Observes how much a chintz exceeds mohair. --Pope. Syn: To outdo; surpass; excel; transcend; outstrip; outvie; overtop. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Exceeding \Ex*ceed"ing\, a. More than usual; extraordinary; more than sufficient; measureless. "The exceeding riches of his grace." --Eph. ii. 7. -- Ex*ceed"ing*ness, n. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Exceeding \Ex*ceed"ing\, adv. In a very great degree; extremely; exceedingly. [Archaic. It is not joined to verbs.] "The voice exceeding loud." --Keble. [1913 Webster] His raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow. --Mark ix. 3. [1913 Webster] The Genoese were exceeding powerful by sea. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]