|Transcend (Tran*scend") (?), v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Transcended; p. pr. & vb. n. Transcending.]
[L. transcendere, transcensum; trans beyond, over + scandere to climb. See Scan.]
1. To rise above; to surmount; as, lights in the heavens transcending the region of the clouds. Howell.
2. To pass over; to go beyond; to exceed. "Such popes as shall transcend their limits." Bacon.
8. To surpass; to outgo; to excel; to exceed. "How much her worth transcended all her kind." Dryden.
Transcend (Tran*scend") (?), v. i.
1. To climb; to mount. [Obs.]
2. To be transcendent; to excel. [R.]
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