From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbeyondbe‧yond1 /bɪˈjɒnd $ -ˈjɑːnd/ ●●●S2W1 preposition, adverb 🔊 🔊 1FARon or to the further side of something 🔊 They crossed the mountains and headed for the valleys beyond. 🔊 Beyond the river, cattle were grazing. 🔊 She drove through Westport, and stopped a few miles beyond at a wayside inn.2AFTERlater than a particular time, date etc syn after 🔊 What changes await us in the coming year and beyond? 🔊 The ban has been extended beyond 2003. 🔊 The disco went on until beyond midnight.3more or greater than a particular amount, level, or limit 🔊 More people are choosing to work beyond retirement age. 🔊 Inflation has risen beyond the 5% level.4outside the range or limits of something or someone 🔊 Such tasks are far beyond the scope of the average schoolkid. 🔊 expensive luxuries that are beyond the reach of ordinary people5used to say that something is impossible to dobeyond repair/control/belief etc (=impossible to repair, control, believe etc) 🔊 Scott’s equipment was damaged beyond repair. 🔊 The town centre had changed beyond all recognition. 🔊 Due to circumstances beyond our control, the performance has had to be cancelled.6 →be beyond somebody7used to mean ‘except’ in negativesentences 🔊 Fred owns nothing beyond the clothes on his back.