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. Dianne Feinstein:

    Southern California's inconceivable that with all the safety regulations we have in place today, a fire on a boat can lead to the loss of life we saw this morning, and we need to understand exactly how the crew was trained and, if they were awake and above-deck, why they were unable to alert or help rescue passengers.

  2. Guillermo Wiemeyer:

    Logically we have mixed feelings because a bond is built up over so many years of living together, but we are sure that the doors of a new life will be opened where what she will be able to do above all is start making choices for herself, and for us that is fundamental because it's the first step towards animal welfare.

  3. President Trump:

    Throughout her life, she put family and country above all else. Her dedicated service to the American people was matched only by her compassion and love of family, she was a woman of strength and we will always remember her for her most important roles of wife, mother, and First Lady of the United States.

  4. Paul Nolte:

    We're in a window right now of roughly between 2,000 and 2,050 (for the S&P) that is fairly important for the market. That's the point at which the market broke down in August. If we can hold above 2,000, that would be a good thing.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    If Justice Department doesn't hold Steve Bannon accountable, Justice Department only lends credence to the idea that some people are above the law and that can not be true in this country.

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