What does above mean?

Definitions for above
əˈbʌvabove

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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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  3. above(Noun)

    Higher authority.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  4. above(Noun)

    Heaven.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  7. above(Adverb)

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  8. above(Adverb)

    Higher in rank, power, or number.

    He appealed to the court above.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  9. above(Adverb)

    In addition.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  10. above(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  11. above(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  12. above(Adjective)

    Of heaven; heavenly.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  13. above(Preposition)

    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. above(Preposition)

    Beyond; on the other side.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  15. above(Preposition)

    Farther north than.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  16. above(Preposition)

    Worn on top of, as clothing.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  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.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  18. above(Preposition)

    Too proud to stoop; averse to; disinclined.

    The owner was above taking more than a token salary.

    Etymology: * First attested in 896.

  19. above(Preposition)

    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. above(Preposition)

    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. Above(adverb)

    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. Above(adverb)

    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. Above(adverb)

    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. Above(adverb)

    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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How to say above in sign language?

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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. Edwin Almeida:

    I heard two gunshots, and some of our employees went outside, the gunman was yelling something, with his gun above his head. We quickly gathered back into the office and locked the door. Then I took a video from the window and heard three or four more gunshots. I saw a man lying on the footpath, and there was a pool of blood.

  2. Emma Poole:

    That would be the most logical, at this point … that it was from above, so that is obviously something they would be looking at is someone crawling through the ventilation system.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Inherent inertia and no deviation from status quo are the major show-stoppers in the advancement of art, science, and society in general. Inventors are the ones who break those barriers, and raise the humankind to next higher levels that exist above and beyond the status quo and comfort zones. When most of the people in the society are standing still with their feet in the gutters of status quo, Inventors and Innovators are the ones among that crowd who are always looking at the stars. We surely need millions of such star-gazers to advance our society further, to go above and beyond the limitations and stagnation. Long live the Inventors and their spirit of Invention!

  4. Abdul Razzaq:

    The truce has not changed anything in my life. The war planes are still hovering above us, i do not expect anything from the Geneva talks.

  5. The President:

    Facts First : It is true that the US, at an estimated $ 10,586 per person in 2018, spends twice as much or more per person on health care as Canada( $ 4,974) and most other members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( OECD) -- but the US does not spend twice as much as any other country. Switzerland, at $ 7,317 per capita, and Norway, at $ 6,187 per capita, were well above half the US level in 2018, according to OECD figures. Several other countries were above half more narrowly. Senator Sanders could correctly say the US spends more than twice the OECD average. As we've noted before, though, Senator Sanders has been using the same inaccurate wording for more than a decade, even though that wording has been fact checked as inaccurate since 2009. Trump's tax law and the very richSanders said.

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