Definitions for aboveəˈbʌv
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in, at, or to a higher place.
overhead or in the sky:
A flock of birds circled above.
the apartment above.
higher in rank, authority, or power:
the officer above.
higher in quantity or number:
books with 100 pages and above.
before or earlier, esp. in a book or other piece of writing: the remark quoted above.
Ref: Compare below (def. 6). 6
in or to heaven:
gone to her eternal rest above.
higher than zero on the temperature scale.
Zool. on the upper or dorsal side.
Ref: Compare below (def. 9). 9
(prep.)in or to a higher place than; over:
to fly above the clouds.
more in quantity or number than; in excess of:
all children above 6 years of age.
superior in rank, authority, or standing to.
not subject or liable to:
to be above suspicion.
of too fine a character for:
above such trickery.
rather than; in preference to:
to favor one child above the other.
beyond, esp. north of:
six miles above Baltimore.
(adj.)said, mentioned, or written above; foregoing:
the above explanation.
(n.)something that was said, mentioned, or written above.
the person or persons previously indicated:
The above will stand trial.
a gift from above.
a higher authority:
an order from above.
Idioms for above:
above all, most importantly; principally.
* Usage: A few critics object to the use of above as an adjective (the above data) or as a noun (study the above) in referring to what has been mentioned earlier in a piece of writing. Both uses, however, have long been standard.
Origin of above:
bef. 900; ME above(n), OE abufan, onbufan ( a-, on- a -1+bufan above =b(e)by1+ufan, c. OFris uva, OS, OHG oban(a), ON ofan above; akin to over ); cf. up
an earlier section of a written text
"for instructions refer to the above"
appearing earlier in the same text
"flaws in the above interpretation"
at an earlier place
above, higher up, in a higher place, to a higher place(adverb)
in or to a place that is higher
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a sign above the door; flying above the houses
above $400; earning above average salaries; kids in the grade above me
too good for
Above all, don't forget to lock the door.
Write your name in the box above.
temperatures of 100 and above
in an earlier part of sth written
As mentioned above, there is much left to do.
in an earlier part of sth written
the above phone number; Let me know if you agree with the above.
Something, especially a person name in legal documents, that appears higher on the same page or on a preceding page.
See the above.
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.
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.
On the upper half or the dorsal surface of an animal.
The sparrow I saw was rufous above and off-white below.
Earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a foregoing page.
Higher in rank, power, or number.
He appealed to the court above.
Being located higher on the same page or on a preceding page.
Above is often used elliptically as an adjective by omitting the word said, mentioned, quoted, or the like:
Of heaven; heavenly.
In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; u2014 opposed to below or beneath.
Beyond; on the other side.
Farther north than.
Worn on top of, as clothing.
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.
Too proud to stoop; averse to; disinclined.
The owner was above taking more than a token salary.
Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a hundred. (Passing into the adverbial sense; see adverb #4 below.)
In addition to; besides.
Origin: * First attested in 896.
in or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; -- opposed to below or beneath
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
surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a hundred. (Passing into the adverbial sense. See Above, adv., 4.)
in a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; as, the clouds above
earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a foregoing page
higher in rank or power; as, he appealed to the court above
more than; as, above five hundred were present
Translations for above
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
seen from above.
- مِن مَكَان أعْلَىArabic
- de cimaPortuguese (BR)
- højere oppe; ovenfraDanish
- από πάνωGreek
- en hautFrench
- lebih tinggiIndonesian
- að ofanIcelandic
- 위에, 위쪽에Korean
- no augšasLatvian
- dari atasMalay
- lenger oppe, ovenfraNorwegian
- u/z góryPolish
- هسك، پاسPashto
- de cimaPortuguese
- de susRomanian
- (od) zgorajSlovenian
- 在...上面Chinese (Trad.)
- اوپر سےUrdu
- từ bên trênVietnamese
- 在…上面Chinese (Simp.)
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