From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbeyondbe‧yond1 /bɪˈjɒnd $ -ˈjɑːnd/ ●●● S2 W1 preposition, adverb 1 FARon or to the further side of something They crossed the mountains and headed for the valleys beyond. Beyond the river, cattle were grazing. She drove through Westport, and stopped a few miles beyond at a wayside inn.2 AFTERlater than a particular time, date etc SYN after What changes await us in the coming year and beyond? The ban has been extended beyond 2003. The disco went on until beyond midnight.3 more or greater than a particular amount, level, or limit More people are choosing to work beyond retirement age. Inflation has risen beyond the 5% level.4 outside the range or limits of something or someone Such tasks are far beyond the scope of the average schoolkid. expensive luxuries that are beyond the reach of ordinary people5 used to say that something is impossible to dobeyond repair/control/belief etc (=impossible to repair, control, believe etc) Scott’s equipment was damaged beyond repair. The town centre had changed beyond all recognition. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the performance has had to be cancelled. 6 → be beyond somebody7 used to mean ‘except’ in negative sentences Fred owns nothing beyond the clothes on his back.
Examples from the Corpusbeyond• The ban on hunting these animals has been extended beyond 2001.• The rate of inflation has risen beyond 5%.• The administration deserves no blame for events beyond its control.• an apple just beyond my reach• continuing to work beyond retirement age• The park is a couple of streets beyond the school.• That topic is somewhat beyond the scope of this discussion.• Santa Fe doesn't have much industry beyond tourism.• I can't really tell you anything beyond what you know already.far beyond• It was instinct as much as rational decision - thought was still far beyond me.• The significance of the South Carolina primary extends far beyond the 37 delegates at stake Saturday.• And many of those truckers obviously felt it was their right to deliver goods to points far beyond the border town.• Hence the prospect of an energy related and integrated physical geography including geomorphological processes may not be too far beyond the horizon.• And the effects would go far beyond the natural world.• Schedule 7 is divided into five parts, some of which require information which goes far beyond the purely financial.• And Abdul-Jabbar has moved far beyond the world of my-life-in-hoops books.• All kinds of research in education have gone far beyond this narrow form.beyond repair/control/belief etc• And the saluting was beyond belief.• Despite having a solid base, the rod is still contorted wildly beyond belief.• Did I just frighten you beyond belief?• He tried to straighten out the brim but it had been curled and folded so often it was beyond repair.• In 1940 the old Burwell drainage commission finally accepted voluntary dissolution when its ancient pump engine collapsed beyond repair.• In addition, the original plan called for the demolition of structures found beyond repair and the relocation of displaced homeowners.• The media are dull beyond belief because of the heavy censorship.beyondbeyond2 noun → the beyondOrigin beyond1 Old English begeondan, from geondan “beyond”, from geond; YONDER