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.

8. To surpass; to outgo; to excel; to exceed.

How much her worth transcended all her kind.

Tran*scend" (trăn*send"), v. i. 1. To climb; to mount. [Obs.]

2. To be transcendent; to excel. [R.]