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English definition of “beyond”


preposition, adverb (FURTHER AWAY)    /biˈjɒnd/ US  /-ˈjɑːnd/
B1 further away in the distance (than something): In the distance , beyond the river , was a small town . From the top of the hill we could see our house and the woods beyond.Ahead, in front and beyond Grammar:BeyondBeyond is a preposition or an adverb.
(Definition of beyond prepositionadverb (FURTHER AWAY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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