Definition of exceed :
1. To be more or greater; to be paramount.
2. To go beyond; to proceed beyond the given or supposed limit or measure of; to outgo; to surpass; -- used both in a good and a bad sense; as, one man exceeds another in bulk, stature, weight, power, skill, etc.; one offender exceeds another in villainy; his rank exceeds yours.
3. To go too far; to pass the proper bounds or measure.
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exceed (part of speech: verb)
excel (part of speech: verb)
- I found they would exceed a year's salary. - "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.
- The dimensions of canoes now made from these trees rarely exceed fifteen feet in length by eighteen inches in width: the art of making them is an inheritance from the ancient Caribs. - "Two Years in the French West Indies", Lafcadio Hearn.
- Ah, a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's heaven for? - "Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul", Various.