Character 5
Hyphenation a bove
Pronunciations /əˈbʌv/

Definitions and meanings of "Above"

What do we mean by above?

On high; overhead. adverb

In heaven; heavenward. adverb

Upstairs. adverb

To a degree that is over zero. adverb

In or to a higher place. adverb

In an earlier part of a given text. adverb

In or to a higher rank or position. adverb

Over or higher than. preposition

Superior to in rank, position, or number; greater than. preposition

Beyond the level or reach of. preposition

In preference to. preposition

Too honorable or proud to undertake. preposition

More than. preposition

Upstream of. preposition

North of. preposition

An earlier part of a given text. noun

The person or persons already referred to in a text. noun

Appearing earlier in the same text. adjective

(above all) Over and above all other factors or considerations. idiom


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

Higher authority.

Betterment, raised status or condition.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Above

The word "above" in example sentences

Promoted to Headline (H3) on 4/29/09: Getting away with Murder: Whatever happened to 'above all, do no harm'? yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Getting away with Murder: Whatever happened to \'above all, do no harm\'? ' ❋ Unknown (2009)

Almost all are eagerly reaching forward to a station in life a little above what they can well afford, or struggling to do a business a little more extensive than they have capital or steady credit for; and thus they keep, all through life, _just above_ their means -- and just above, no matter by how small an excess, is inevitable misery. ❋ Major A.R. Calhoon (N/A)

Except a mineral be born "from above" -- from the Kingdom just _above_ it -- it cannot enter the Kingdom just above it. ❋ Henry Drummond (1874)

Just below the ice, in cold such as the above, the sea was found to be 29 degrees _above_ zero. ❋ Unknown (1859)

In general the mercury will stand either above or below the neutral point; if _above_, a portion of the mercury must have left the cistern, and consequently must have ❋ William Radcliff Birt (1842)

It was a summer night -- she sat on a rude stone, the city on one side, with its lights and lamps; -- the whitened fields beyond, with the moon and the stars above; and _above_ she raised her streaming eyes, and she thought that God, the Protector, smiled upon her from the face of the sweet skies. ❋ Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton (1838)

The above steps generate a CM package (. exe file) under \% windir\%\Program Files\CMAK\Profiles\Vista and above\ directory - with appropriate profile name on your server machine. ❋ Rrasblog (2009)

"You will please take notice that the Registrar or Minister is bound legally to send the notice of marriage referred to above, and also, that in reading it out _in the form, and with the accompanying remarks above_, you incur no legal penalty. ❋ William Henry Hurlbert (1861)

I choose to believe Your Word above my circumstances, above my feelings, and above the voices around me or mistakes from the past. ❋ Victoria Osteen (2011)

He pointed at the name above the tuning pegs, as if to say, “obviously!” ❋ Christopher Snyder (2011)

She must have seen her name above that sappy love poem. ❋ Carolee Dean (2010)

So far, the title above is the Monday morning line. ❋ Taylor Marsh (2010)

Brand might be dead, but a man treasured his name above all, did he not? ❋ Gwyn Cready (2010)

What would be the list of "actions" as renaye used the term above? ❋ Unknown (2009)

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