Meaning of transcend

tran•scend

Pronunciation: (tran-send'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to rise above or go beyond; overpass; exceed: to transcend the limits of thought; kindness transcends courtesy.
  2. to outdo or exceed in excellence, elevation, extent, degree, etc.; surpass; excel.
  3. (of the Deity) to be above and independent of (the universe, time, etc.).
—v.i.
  1. to be transcendent or superior; excel: His competitiveness made him want to transcend.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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