What does Above mean?

Definitions for Above
əˈbʌvAbove

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aboveadjective

    an earlier section of a written text

    "for instructions refer to the above"

  2. aboveadverb

    appearing earlier in the same text

    "flaws in the above interpretation"

  3. above, supraadverb

    at an earlier place

    "see above"

  4. above, higher up, in a higher place, to a higher placeadverb

    in or to a place that is higher

Wiktionary

  1. abovenoun

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

    See the above.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  2. abovenoun

    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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  3. abovenoun

    Higher authority.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  4. abovenoun

    Heaven.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  5. aboveadverb

    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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  6. aboveadverb

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

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  7. aboveadverb

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  8. aboveadverb

    Higher in rank, power, or number.

    He appealed to the court above.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  9. aboveadverb

    In addition.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  10. aboveadjective

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  11. aboveadjective

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  12. aboveadjective

    Of heaven; heavenly.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  13. abovepreposition

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  14. abovepreposition

    Beyond; on the other side.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  15. abovepreposition

    Farther north than.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  16. abovepreposition

    Worn on top of, as clothing.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  17. abovepreposition

    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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  18. abovepreposition

    Too proud to stoop; averse to; disinclined.

    The owner was above taking more than a token salary.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  19. abovepreposition

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  20. abovepreposition

    In addition to; besides.

    Etymology: * 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

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

  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

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

  3. Above

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

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

  4. Aboveadverb

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

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

  5. Aboveadverb

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

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

  6. Aboveadverb

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

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

  7. Aboveadverb

    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.]

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

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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

Examples of Above in a Sentence

  1. Pierluigi Fedele:

    There is no real crisis in the Swiss watch industry today. Exports are down a bit, but probably still above 20 billion Swiss francs for the whole year.

  2. Kaare Lund Rasmussen:

    Next step is to warn librarians and readers of old books to wear protective gloves, and to advise libraries to store any green painted old books in a dry, dark environment out of harm’s way of people inhaling the air above the books, the reason for the latter recommendation is that arsenic has a tendency to transform to the airborne arsine (AsH3) given the right conditions of humidity and light. Besides the toxicity, arsenic is also carcinogenic.

  3. John McCain:

    Additionally, I believe the United States must further ease the prohibition on the sale of lethal military equipment to Vietnam at this time, including all platforms that facilitate the Vietnamese armed forces' ability to operate more effectively on, above, and within its territorial waters.

  4. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    I hope that this courage exists above all ... in Tehran.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    I personally don't believe undoubtedly/wholly all that I hear, read and see. And you too shouldn't believe undoubtedly/wholly all that you hear, read and see. Listen up, the only thing you ought to believe undoubtedly/wholly is nothing else but God/the scripture. Because, come what may, God/the scripture has never been broken and it cannot be broken by anyone/anything scripture reference (John 10 : 35). So, feel free to believe God/the scripture undoubtedly/wholly. For, even the grass withers, the flowers fade but God/the scripture stands forevermore, scripture reference (Isaiah 40 : 8). Oh! Yes, God and his words are ever infallible. Besides, God respects his word i.e. (the scripture) above/more than his name. That infers, he (God) can/will go extra mile just to ensure that his words/promises for you will come to pass. Therefore, do believe in God, his promises, words and the scripture undoubtedly/wholly. Because, you can't/won't be disappointed for believing in God, his promises, words and the scripture.

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