exceeding

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From exceed +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

exceeding

  1. Present participle of exceed.

Adjective[edit]

exceeding (comparative more exceeding, superlative most exceeding)

  1. (archaic) prodigious
  2. (archaic) exceptional, extraordinary
  3. (archaic) extreme

Adverb[edit]

exceeding (comparative more exceeding, superlative most exceeding)

  1. (archaic) Exceedingly.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.7:
      Those which write the life of Augustus Cæsar, note this in his military discipline, that he was exceeding liberall and lavish in his gifts to such as were of any desert [].

Usage notes[edit]

  • The adverbial usage was very common in the 17th and 18th centuries, but is now considered archaic.

Noun[edit]

exceeding (plural exceedings)

  1. (archaic) The situation of being in excess.
    • 1812, Parliamentary Papers, House of Commons and Command (page 198)
      I have to say it appears to me in the first place, that the exceedings of expenditure beyond estimate appearing upon that account, do not give to the Grand Canal company the slightest legal right to any public money []

References[edit]