Surpass

  • 1 Surpass — was a short lived Wrigley antacid gum.Shipments of Surpass to retail outlets were discontinued in March 2003 due to lack of popularity. See also *Wrigley *antacidExternal links* [http://www.wrigley.com/wrigley/products/products surpass.asp… …

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  • 2 Surpass — Sur*pass , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surpassed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surpassing}.] [F. surpasser; sur over + passer to pass. See {Sur }, and {Pass}.] To go beyond in anything good or bad; to exceed; to excel. [1913 Webster] This would surpass Common… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 surpass — I verb antecellere, be greater, be superior, beat, better, break the record, cap, come first, distance, eclipse, exceed, excel, excellere, get ahead, go beyond, go one better, have the upper hand, improve upon, leave behind, outmaneuver, outclass …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 surpass — UK US /səˈpɑːs/ verb [T] ► to do or be better or greater than something: »The quarterly sales figures have surpassed everyone s expectations. »The latest figures surpassed the previous peak of 15,418 foreclosures in the third quarter of 2008 …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 surpass — 1550s, from M.Fr. surpasser go beyond, exceed, excel, from O.Fr. sur beyond + passer to go by (see PASS (Cf. pass) (v.)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 surpass — transcend, excel, outdo, outstrip, *exceed Analogous words: surmount, overcome, beat (see CONQUER) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 surpass — [v] outdo something or someone beat, best, better, cap, eclipse, exceed, excel, go beyond, go one better*, improve upon, outdistance, outgo, outmatch, outpace, outperform, outrank, outrival, outrun, outshine, outstep, outstrip, outweigh, override …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 surpass — ► VERB 1) be greater or better than. 2) (surpassing) archaic or literary incomparable or outstanding. DERIVATIVES surpassable adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 surpass — [sər pas′, sərpäs′] vt. [MFr surpasser < sur (see SUR 1) + passer, to PASS2] 1. to excel or be superior to 2. to exceed in quantity, degree, amount, etc. 3. to go beyond the limit, capacity, range, etc. of [riches surpassing belief] …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 surpass — UK [sə(r)ˈpɑːs] / US [sərˈpæs] verb [transitive] Word forms surpass : present tense I/you/we/they surpass he/she/it surpasses present participle surpassing past tense surpassed past participle surpassed 1) to be better or greater than something… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 surpass — verb ADVERB ▪ far ▪ easily ▪ eventually, soon ▪ The death toll may eventually surpass two thousand. PREPOSITION …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 surpass — verb (T) 1 to be even better or greater than someone or something else: Gower became England s highest run scorer, surpassing Geoff Boycott s old record. | surpass expectations/hopes/dreams (=be better than you had expected, hoped etc) 2 surpass… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 surpass — sur|pass [səˈpa:s US sərˈpæs] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : Old French; Origin: surpasser, from sur ( SURCHARGE) + passer to pass ] to be even better or greater than someone or something else ▪ He had surpassed all our expectations . ▪ The number of… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 surpass — sur|pass [ sər pæs ] verb transitive 1. ) to be better or greater than something else: India s population now surpasses that of Africa. 2. ) to be even better than what was expected or hoped for: Winning the gold medal surpassed my wildest dreams …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 surpass — [[t]sə(r)pɑ͟ːs, pæ̱s[/t]] surpasses, surpassing, surpassed 1) VERB If one person or thing surpasses another, the first is better than, or has more of a particular quality than, the second. [V n] He was determined to surpass the achievements of… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 surpass — transitive verb Etymology: Middle French surpasser, from sur + passer to pass Date: 1555 1. to become better, greater, or stronger than ; exceed < surpassed her rivals > < surpassed all expectations > 2. to go beyond …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 surpass — surpassable, adj. surpasser, n. /seuhr pas , pahs /, v.t. 1. to go beyond in amount, extent, or degree; be greater than; exceed. 2. to go beyond in excellence or achievement; be superior to; excel: He surpassed his brother in sports. 3. to be… …

    Universalium

  • 18 surpass — verb To exceed, especially in a metaphoric or technical manner. The former problem student surpassed his instructors expectations and scored top marks on his examination …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 surpass — Synonyms and related words: bang, beat, best, better, cap, cob, ding, distance, eclipse, exceed, excel, get ahead of, go beyond, go one better, hold the field, improve on, leave behind, outclass, outdistance, outdo, outgo, outmatch, outpace,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 surpass — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. exceed, excel, overtop, outshine, outdo, outclass, eclipse, outstrip. See superiority, repute. Ant., fall behind. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. excel, outdo, transcend, improve upon, go beyond, better;… …

    English dictionary for students


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