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Definitions for Above
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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 placeadverb
in or to a place that is higher
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; 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.
Etymology: * First attested in 896.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To men standing below, men standing aloft seem much lessened; to those above, men standing below, seem not so much lessened. Francis Bacon.
When he established the clouds above; when he strengthened the fountains of the deep; when he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him. Proverbs, viii. 28.
Your praise the birds shall chant in every grove,
And winds shall waft it to the pow’rs above. Alexander Pope, Pastorals.
I said above, that these two machines of the balance, and the dira, were only ornamental, and that the success of the duel had been the same without them. John Dryden, Æneid. Dedicat.
Etymology: from a, and bufan, Saxon; boven, Dutch.
So when with crackling flames a cauldron fries,
The bubbling waters from the bottom rise; Above the brims they force their firy way;
Black vapours climb aloft, and cloud the day. John Dryden, Æneid vii. l. 643.
Every one that passeth among them, that are numbered from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering unto the Lord. Exodus, xxx. 14.
The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. Psalm cxiii. 4.
The public power of all societies is above every soul contained in the same societies. Richard Hooker, b. i.
There is no riches above a sound body, and no joy above the joy of the heart. Ecclesiasticus, xxx. 16.
Thou didst resign thy manhood, and the place
Wherein God set thee above her, made of thee,
And for thee: whose perfection far excell’d
Her’s, in all real dignity. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x. l. 147.
Latona sees her shine above the rest,
And feeds with secret joy her silent breast. John Dryden, Æneid.
It is an old and true distinction, that things may be above our reason, without being contrary to it: Of this kind are the power, the nature, and the universal presence of God, with innumerable other points. Jonathan Swift.
We were pressed out of measure, above strength; insomuch that we despaired even of life. 2 Cor. i. 8.
In this, of having thoughts unconfused, and being able, nicely to distinguish one thing from another, where there is but the least difference, consists, in a great measure, the exactness of judgment and clearness of reason, which is to be observed in one man above another. John Locke.
The inhabitants of Tirol have many particular privileges above those of the other hereditary countries of the emperour. Joseph Addison, on Italy.
Kings and princes, in the earlier ages of the world, laboured in arts and occupations, and were above nothing that tended to promote the conveniences of life. Alexander Pope, Odyssey; notes.
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
Etymology: [OE. above, aboven, abuffe, AS. abufon; an (or on) on + be by + ufan upward; cf. Goth. uf under. 199. See Over.]
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
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. ábúfan—á, on, bufan, above, itself compounded of be, by, ufan, high, upwards, prop. the locative of uf, up.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'Above' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #689
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Rank popularity for the word 'Above' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1394
Rank popularity for the word 'Above' in Adverbs Frequency: #106
Rank popularity for the word 'Above' in Adjectives Frequency: #483
The numerical value of Above in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Above in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of Above in a Sentence
Knighthood lies above eternity; it doesn’t live off fame, but rather deeds.
It's a glimmer, and for now we're consolidating above $40 per barrel. But OPEC showed last week it's a paper tiger in that it won't do anything to prevent supply growth.
Time and again, the President has chosen to rewrite the law whenever it suits him, ignoring the will of the American people and the Constitution itself, no one -- especially no president -- is above accountability to the Constitution and the rule of law.
Langford had an unmatched love for his community - a love he expressed through his boldness and creativity, above all else, Mayor Langford loved this city.
We must continue to operate in the South China Sea to demonstrate that that water space and the air above it is international.
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- над, уве́рсе, наве́рсеBelarusian
- над, освен това, отгоре на, по-високо от, горе, с по-висок ранг, отгоре, по-горе, гореспоменатBulgarian
- damunt, daltCatalan, Valencian
- nad, výše, vyššíCzech
- over, oppe over, ovenpå, ovenoverDanish
- über, vorgesetzt, höher, früher, oben, vorher, darüber, ranghöherGerman
- sobre, arriba, encimaSpanish
- yli, yläpuolella, päällä, yllä, korkealla, ylempänä, yllä mainittu, edellä mainittu, edellä, ylhäälläFinnish
- au-dessus de, plus de, au-dessusFrench
- ós cionnIrish
- anlèHaitian Creole
- fölött, felé, fölé, felett, fentemlített, fent, felülHungarian
- li hindavî, raserî, zêdeyî, di ser re, li serKurdish
- suprā, superLatin
- virs, iepriekšminētais, augšāLatvian
- आणखी, वरतीMarathi
- utover, over, ovenfor, høyereNorwegian
- bikáaʼgiNavajo, Navaho
- ponad, powyżej, nad, powyższyPolish
- acima de, mais de, mais que, sobre, em cima de, acima, para cimaPortuguese
- свыше, превыше, над, вышеупомянутый, наверху, выше, вверхуRussian
- nad, надSerbo-Croatian
- nad, zgôrajSlovene
- mbi, lartAlbanian
- itaas, ibabawTagalog
- daha, üstünde, yukarıyaTurkish
- над, вищеUkrainian
- dizeu, ådzeu di, dipus ki, pus ki, divant, ådzeu, pus hôt, al copeteWalloon
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