What does the word exceed mean?

Usage examples for exceed

  1. The whole number at this place, I believe, does not exceed three families. – A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1 by James Cook
  2. That is to say, temptation keeps level with our utmost capacity of resistance yet never is allowed to exceed the bounds, for when it would exceed them a way out is found by the return of Grace; and we are freed. – The Romance of the Soul by Lilian Staveley