Pronunciation: (sur-pas', -päs'), [key]
1. to go beyond in amount, extent, or degree; be greater than; exceed.
2. to go beyond in excellence or achievement; be superior to; excel: He surpassed his brother in sports.
3. to be beyond the range or capacity of; transcend: misery that surpasses description.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.