What does the word surpass mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To go beyond; excel.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Surpassable.

Usage examples for surpass

  1. He decided that paper with a slightly buff tint printed with an ink tinged with blue was the most agreeable combination for the eye, though in absolute clearness nothing can surpass the contrast of black upon white. – The Booklover and His Books by Harry Lyman Koopman
  2. He had never seen any one to surpass her. – Dora Thorne by Charlotte M. Braeme
  3. To sum up, he held the Delhi monument to surpass any building of its class in the whole world. – Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official by William Sleeman