Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Transcend (Page: 1527)

Tran*scend" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transcended; p. pr. & vb. n. Transcending.] [L. transcendere, transcensum; trans beyond, over + scandere to climb. See Scan.]

1. To rise above; to surmount; as, lights in the heavens transcending the region of the clouds. Howell.

2. To pass over; to go beyond; to exceed.

Such popes as shall transcend their limits. Bacon.
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8. To surpass; to outgo; to excel; to exceed.

How much her worth transcended all her kind. Dryden.

Transcend (Page: 1528)

Tran*scend" (?), v. i.

1. To climb; to mount. [Obs.]

2. To be transcendent; to excel. [R.]