What does above mean?

Definitions for aboveəˈbʌv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word above.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. above(adj)

    an earlier section of a written text

    "for instructions refer to the above"

  2. above(adverb)

    appearing earlier in the same text

    "flaws in the above interpretation"

  3. above, supra(adverb)

    at an earlier place

    "see above"

  4. above, higher up, in a higher place, to a higher place(adverb)

    in or to a place that is higher

Wiktionary

  1. above(Noun)

    Something, especially a person name in legal documents, that appears higher on the same page or on a preceding page.

    See the above.

  2. above(Noun)

    Above is often used further elliptically as a noun by omitting the noun, where it is should be clear what is omitted.

    See the above.

  3. above(Noun)

    Higher authority.

  4. above(Noun)

    Heaven.

  5. above(Adverb)

    In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; in the sky; upstairs; farther upstream.

    He's in a better place now, floating free as the clouds above.

  6. above(Adverb)

    On the upper half or the dorsal surface of an animal.

    The sparrow I saw was rufous above and off-white below.

  7. above(Adverb)

    Earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a foregoing page.

  8. above(Adverb)

    Higher in rank, power, or number.

    He appealed to the court above.

  9. above(Adverb)

    In addition.

  10. above(Adjective)

    Being located higher on the same page or on a preceding page.

  11. above(Adjective)

    Above is often used elliptically as an adjective by omitting the word said, mentioned, quoted, or the like:

  12. above(Adjective)

    Of heaven; heavenly.

  13. above(Preposition)

    In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; u2014 opposed to below or beneath.

  14. above(Preposition)

    Beyond; on the other side.

  15. above(Preposition)

    Farther north than.

  16. above(Preposition)

    Worn on top of, as clothing.

  17. above(Preposition)

    Figuratively, higher than; superior to in any respect; surpassing; higher in measure or degree than; out of reach; not exposed to; not likely to be affected by; in preference to.

  18. above(Preposition)

    Too proud to stoop; averse to; disinclined.

    The owner was above taking more than a token salary.

  19. above(Preposition)

    Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a hundred. (Passing into the adverbial sense; see adverb #4 below.)

  20. above(Preposition)

    In addition to; besides.

  21. Origin: * First attested in 896.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Above

    in or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; -- opposed to below or beneath

  2. Above

    figuratively, higher than; superior to in any respect; surpassing; beyond; higher in measure or degree than; as, things above comprehension; above mean actions; conduct above reproach

  3. Above

    surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a hundred. (Passing into the adverbial sense. See Above, adv., 4.)

  4. Above(adverb)

    in a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; as, the clouds above

  5. Above(adverb)

    earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a foregoing page

  6. Above(adverb)

    higher in rank or power; as, he appealed to the court above

  7. Above(adverb)

    more than; as, above five hundred were present

  8. Origin: [OE. above, aboven, abuffe, AS. abufon; an (or on) on + be by + ufan upward; cf. Goth. uf under. 199. See Over.]

Freebase

  1. Above

    Above is the only studio album by the American rock band Mad Season, released on March 14, 1995 through Columbia Records. The album has been certified gold by the RIAA in the United States. Layne Staley also did the album artwork on the cover.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Above

    a-buv′, prep. on the upside: higher than: more than.—adv. overhead: in a higher position, order, or power.—adjs. Above′-board, open, honourable; Above′-ground, alive: not buried. [A.S. ábúfaná, on, bufan, above, itself compounded of be, by, ufan, high, upwards, prop. the locative of uf, up.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'above' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #689

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'above' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1394

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'above' in Adverbs Frequency: #106

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'above' in Adjectives Frequency: #483

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of above in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of above in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alfred Talley:

    Everything comes from above. Everything just comes from above.

  2. John Leahy:

    It does appear that we have more than enough overbooking to comfortably cover rates above 50, perhaps above 60 (a month).

  3. Carl Larry:

    The combination of the Chinese stock market rout and creeping crude glut is weighing on oil, that said, Brent's still seeing support above $50 and U.S. crude is staying above $45. There's a lot of hedging going on at those levels.

  4. Leon Trotsky:

    Life is not an easy matter. You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.

  5. Matthew Beesley:

    The maths would suggest that were the oil price at or above $80 then Shell would be snaring BG for a very attractive price, while the total determination is of course dependent on the level of Shell shares at the time of issuance to BG shareholders, above $80 its not inconceivable that BG shareholders could start to agitate for a higher bid or indeed a competing bid.

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