Ex*ceed" (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Exceeded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Exceeding.] [L. excedere, excessum, to go away
or beyond; ex out + cedere to go, to pass: cf. F.
excéder. See Cede.] To go beyond; to
proceed beyond the given or supposed limit or measure of; to outgo;
to surpass; -- used both in a good and a bad sense; as, one man
exceeds another in bulk, stature, weight, power, skill, etc.;
one offender exceeds another in villainy; his rank
Name the time, but let it not Shak.
Exceed three days.
Observes how much a chintz exceeds
Syn. -- To outdo; surpass; excel; transcend; outstrip;
Ex*ceed", v. i. 1.
To go too far; to pass the proper bounds or measure. "In
our reverence to whom, we can not possibly exceed." Jer.
Forty stripes he may give him, and not
exceed. Deut. xxv. 3.
2. To be more or greater; to be