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Adjective: exceeding  ik'see-ding or ek'see-ding
  1. Far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
    "a night of exceeding darkness";
    - exceptional, olympian, prodigious, surpassing
Verb: exceed  ik'seed or ek'seed
  1. Be greater in scope or size than some standard
    "Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds";
    - transcend, surpass
  2. Be superior or better than some standard
    "She exceeded our expectations";
    - transcend, overstep, pass, go past, top
  3. Be or do something to a greater degree
    "This exceeds all my expectations";
    - surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo [archaic], outdo, surmount, outperform

See also: extraordinary

Type of: beat, beat out, crush, excel, rule, shell, stand out, surpass, trounce, vanquish

Encyclopedia: Exceed