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surpassing Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb distinguish oneself
    stand out; excel; surpass.
    • She excelled in math
  2. verb be or do something to a greater degree
    exceed; surpass; outperform; outgo; outstrip; outmatch; surmount; outdo.
    • her performance surpasses that of any other student I know
    • She outdoes all other athletes
    • This exceeds all my expectations
    • This car outperforms all others in its class
  3. verb move past
    travel by; pass by; go by; go past; surpass; pass.
    • A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window
    • He passed his professor in the hall
    • One line of soldiers surpassed the other
  4. verb be greater in scope or size than some standard
    transcend; exceed; surpass.
    • Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds
  5. adjective satellite exceeding or surpassing usual limits especially in excellence
    transcendent.
  6. adjective satellite far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
    prodigious; olympian; exceeding; exceptional.
    • a night of exceeding darkness
    • an exceptional memory
    • olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy
    • the young Mozart's prodigious talents
WordNet

Sur*pass"ing adjective
Definitions
  1. Eminently excellent; exceeding others. "With surpassing glory crowned." Milton. -- Sur*pass"ing*ly, adv. -- Sur*pass"ing*ness, n.

Webster 1913