- 1on or to the further side of something The road continues beyond the village up into the hills.
- 2later than a particular time It won't go on beyond midnight. I know what I'll be doing for the next three weeks but I haven't thought beyond that.
- 3 more than something Our success was far beyond what we thought possible. She has nothing beyond social security.
- 4used to say that something is not possible The bicycle was beyond repair (= is too badly damaged to repair). The situation is beyond our control.
- 5too far or too advanced for someone or something The handle was just beyond my reach. The exercise was beyond the abilities of most of the class. Idioms
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to be impossible for someone to imagine, understand, or do It's beyond me why she wants to marry Jeff.
be beyond somebody (informal)jump to other results