Definitions for aboveəˈbʌv

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  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

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.]

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  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.

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


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