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Meaning of ABOVE

Pronunciation:  u'buv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  at an earlier place; "see above"
  2. [adv]  in or to a place that is higher
  3. [adj]  appearing earlier in the same text; "flaws in the above interpretation"
 

ABOVE is a 5 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: higher up, in a higher place, preceding(a), supra, to a higher place
 
 Antonyms: at a lower place, below, beneath, to a lower place
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \A*bove"\, prep. [OE. above, aboven, abuffe, AS. abufon;
    an (or on) on + be by + ufan upward; cf. Goth. uf under.
    [root]199. See {Over}.]
    1. In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper
       surface; over; -- opposed to {below} or {beneath}.
    
             Fowl that may fly above the earth.    --Gen. i. 20.
    
    2. 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. ``Thy worth . . . is actions above my
       gifts.'' --Marlowe.
    
             I saw in the way a light from heaven above the
             brightness of the sun.                --Acts xxxvi.
                                                   13.
    
    3. Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a
       hundred. (Passing into the adverbial sense. See {Above},
       adv., 4.)
    
    {above all}, before every other consideration; chiefly; in
       preference to other things.
    
    {Over and above}, prep. or adv., besides; in addition to.
    
    
  2. \A*bove"\, adv.
    1. In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; as, the
       clouds above.
    
    2. Earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a
       foregoing page. ``That was said above.'' --Dryden.
    
    3. Higher in rank or power; as, he appealed to the court
       above.
    
    4. More than; as, above five hundred were present.
    
    Note: Above is often used elliptically as an adjective by
          omitting the word mentioned, quoted, or the like; as,
          the above observations, the above reference, the above
          articles. -- Above is also used substantively. ``The
          waters that come down from above.'' --Josh. iii. 13. It
          is also used as the first part of a compound in the
          sense of before, previously; as, above-cited,
          above-described, above-mentioned, above-named,
          abovesaid, abovespecified, above-written, above-given.
    
    
 
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