- 1Be or go beyond the range or limits of (something abstract, typically a conceptual field or division): this was an issue transcending party politicsMore example sentences
go beyond, rise above, cut across
- The fourteen essays gathered here embrace a range of issues which perhaps transcend the limits suggested by the subtitle.
- We can therefore form a conception of reality that transcends these limits and so separate reality from what we believe about reality.
- It holds out the prospect of transcending the limits of privatised existence, of being known to the general public and of becoming part of society's collective experience.
- 1.1Surpass (a person or an achievement).More example sentences
- There is nothing that transcends God so nothing is greater than his essence.
- Rather, some songs transcend their own authors in such a way that they can only be sung by a particular voice.
- ‘His personality has transcended the sport faster than probably anybody else,’ he states.
Middle English: from Old French transcendre or Latin transcendere, from trans- 'across' + scandere 'climb'.