verb (used with object)
to go beyond in quantity, degree, rate, etc.: to exceed the speed limit.
to go beyond the bounds or limits of: to exceed one's understanding.
to surpass; be superior to; excel: Her performance exceeded all the others.
verb (used without object)
to be greater, as in quantity or degree.
to surpass others; excel or be superior.

1325–75; Middle English exceden < Latin excēdere to go out or beyond. See ex-1, cede

exceedable, adjective
exceeder, noun
superexceed, verb (used without object)
unexceedable, adjective
unexceeded, adjective

accede, concede, exceed.

2. overstep, transcend. 3. outdo, outstrip, beat, cap, top.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To exceeds
World English Dictionary
exceed (ɪkˈsiːd)
1.  to be superior to (a person or thing), esp in size or quality; excel
2.  (tr) to go beyond the limit or bounds of: to exceed one's income; exceed a speed limit
3.  to be greater in degree or quantity than (a person or thing)
[C14: from Latin excēdere to go beyond, from cēdere to go]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. exceder, from L. excedere "depart, go beyond," from ex- "out" + cedere "go, yield" (see cede). Related: Exceeded; exceeding. Exceedingly (late 15c.) means "very greatly or very much;" excessively (mid-15c.) means "too greatly or too much."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
The vast number of invasive birds, mammals and trees far exceeds any damage a
  few pythons could ever do.
In fact, the region's value to the nation as a tourist destination likely
  exceeds that of its rice production.
However, when consumption of these resources exceeds the rate at which they are
  replenished, the resource may be exhausted.
The pace at which they are declining exceeds even that of species extinction.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature