1) PREP If something is beyond a place or barrier, it is on the other side of it.

They heard footsteps in the main room, beyond a door...

On his right was a thriving vegetable garden and beyond it a small orchard of apple trees.

ADV: n ADV, and ADV
Beyond is also an adverb.

The house had a fabulous view out to the Strait of Georgia and the Rockies beyond. ...the need to defend itself against its enemies inside its borders and beyond.

2) PREP If something happens beyond a particular time or date, it continues after that time or date has passed.

Few jockeys continue race-riding beyond the age of 40...

You may be entitled to Child Benefit if a child continues getting full-time education beyond the date already notified by you.

ADV: and ADV
Beyond is also an adverb.

The financing of home ownership will continue through the 1990s and beyond.

3) PREP If something extends beyond a particular thing, it affects or includes other things.

His interests extended beyond the fine arts to international politics and philosophy.

4) PREP You use beyond to introduce an exception to what you are saying.

He appears to have almost no personal staff, beyond a secretary who can't make coffee...

I knew nothing beyond a few random facts.

apart from
5) PREP: oft PREP -ing If something goes beyond a particular point or stage, it progresses or increases so that it passes that point or stage.

Their five-year relationship was strained beyond breaking point...

It seems to me he's beyond caring about what anybody does.

6) PREP If something is, for example, beyond understanding or beyond belief, it is so extreme in some way that it cannot be understood or believed.

What Jock had done was beyond my comprehension...

Sweden is lovely in summer - cold beyond belief in winter...

But by the year 2020 business computing will have changed beyond recognition.

7) PREP If you say that something is beyond someone, you mean that they cannot deal with it.

Although he could give her sympathy, any practical help would almost certainly be beyond him...

The situation was beyond her control.

8) beyond the palesee pale
beyond someone's meanssee means
beyond your wildest dreamssee dream
beyond a jokesee joke

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