Definition of beyond adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bɪˈjɒnd//
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈjɑːnd//
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  •  on the other side; further on Snowdon and the mountains beyond were covered in snow. The immediate future is clear, but it's hard to tell what lies beyond. the year 2016 and beyond
  • Word OriginOld English begeondan, from be ‘by’ + geondan of Germanic origin (related to yon and yonder).Idioms (informal) a place that is a long way from other houses, towns, etc. We stayed in some farmhouse in the back of beyond.  used when you are giving your opinion and emphasizing the point that you are making This meeting has been, without doubt, one of the most useful we have had so far.
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