1 prep If something is beyond a place or barrier, it is on the other side of it.
They heard footsteps in the main room, beyond a door...
Beyond is also an adverb., adv n ADV, and ADV
The house had a fabulous view out to the Strait of Georgia and the Rockies beyond.
2 prep If something happens beyond a particular time or date, it continues after that time or date has passed.
Few jockeys continue race-riding beyond the age of 40...
Beyond is also an adverb., adv and ADV
The financing of home ownership will continue through the 1990s and beyond.
3 prep If something extends beyond a particular thing, it affects or includes other things.
His interests extended beyond the fine arts to international politics and philosophy.
4 prep You use beyond to introduce an exception to what you are saying.
I knew nothing beyond a few random facts.
5 prep If something goes beyond a particular point or stage, it progresses or increases so that it passes that point or stage.
oft PREP -ing
Their five-year relationship was strained beyond breaking point..., It seems to me he's beyond caring about what anybody does.
6 prep If something is, for example, beyond understanding or beyond belief, it is so extreme in some way that it cannot be understood or believed.
What Jock had done was beyond my comprehension..., Sweden is lovely in summer<endash>cold beyond belief in winter...
7 prep If you say that something is beyond someone, you mean that they cannot deal with it.
The situation was beyond her control.
beyond the pale
beyond someone's means
beyond your wildest dreams
beyond a joke
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary
To add entries to your own vocabulary, become a member of Reverso community or login if you are already a member.
It's easy and only takes a few seconds:
- Create your own vocabulary list
- Contribute to the Collaborative Dictionary
- Improve and share your linguistic knowledge
"Collins Cobuild English Dictionary for Advanced Learners 4th edition published in 2003 © HarperCollins Publishers 1987, 1995, 2001, 2003 and Collins A-Z Thesaurus 1st edition first published in 1995 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995"