Above

  • 1 Above — A*bove , adv. 1. In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; as, the clouds above. [1913 Webster] 2. Earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a foregoing page. That was said above. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. Higher in rank or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 above — [ə buv′] adv. [ME above(n) < OE abūfan, onbūfan, overhead, above < on , intens. + bufan < be, BY + ufan, over, on high] 1. in, at, or to a higher place; overhead; up 2. in or to heaven 3. at a previous place (in a piece of writing):… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Above — 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}.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 above — above, over are synonymous prepositions when they indicate elevation in position. They seldom imply contact between that which is higher and that which is lower; as a rule they allow an interval. Over and above differ in that over usually implies …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 above — 1 adv 1: higher on the same page or on a preceding page the discussion above 2: higher or superior in rank or authority the court above above the line: in calculations that yield adjusted gross income or profit above 2 adj: written o …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 above — ► PREPOSITION & ADVERB 1) at a higher level than. 2) in preference to. 3) (in printed text) mentioned earlier. ● above board Cf. ↑above board ● above oneself Cf. ↑ab …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Above — may refer to:*Relative direction *Above (artist), a graffiti artist *Above (album), an album by Mad Season *Above (Pillar album), an album by Pillar *Above Church, an English church …

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  • 8 Above — Álbum de Mad Season Publicación 1995 Grabación 1994 1995 Género(s) Grunge, Blues D …

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  • 9 above — above; above·ground; above·proof; above·board; above·stairs; …

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  • 10 Above — Album par Mad Season Sortie 15 mars 1995 Enregistrement 1994 aux Bad Animals Studios, Seattle Durée 55:36 Genre Grunge …

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  • 11 above — [prep1] higher in position aloft, atop, beyond, high, on high, on top of, over, overhead, raised, superior, upon; concept 752 Ant. below, under above [prep2] more, higher in amount, degree beyond, exceeding, greater than, larger than, over;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 12 above — (adv.) O.E. abufan, earlier onbufan, from on (see ON (Cf. on)) + bufan over, compound of be by (see BY (Cf. by)) + ufan over/high, from P.Gmc. *ufan , *uban (Cf. O.S., O.H.G …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 13 above-wa — above wa·ter; …

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  • 14 above — [[t]əbʌ̱v[/t]] ♦♦ 1) PREP If one thing is above another one, it is directly over it or higher than it. He lifted his hands above his head... Apartment 46 was a quiet apartment, unlike the one above it... He was staring into the mirror above him.… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 above — a|bove1 W1S2 [əˈbʌv] adv, prep 1.) in a higher position than something else = ↑over ≠ ↑below ▪ Our office is above the hairdresser s. ▪ He had a bruise just above his left eye. ▪ I heard a strange noise coming from the room above. ▪ The great… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 above — a|bove [ ə bʌv ] function word *** Above can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): The birds were flying high above the trees. as an adverb (without a following noun): She stared up at the stars above. as an… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 above — /euh buv /, adv. 1. in, at, or to a higher place. 2. overhead, upstairs, or in the sky: My brother lives in the apartment above. A flock of birds circled above. 3. higher in rank, authority, or power: She was told to speak to the person above. 4 …

    Universalium

  • 18 above — 1 preposition 1 in a higher position than something: Our office is above the hairdresser s. | Raise your: arms above your head. see also: over 1, opposite below1 (1) 2 more than a particular number, amount, or level: 500 feet above sea level |… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 above */*/*/ — UK [əˈbʌv] / US adjective, adverb, preposition Summary: Above can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): The birds were flying high above the trees. as an adverb (without a following noun): She stared up at the… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 above — a•bove [[t]əˈbʌv[/t]] adv. 1) in, at, or to a higher place 2) overhead or in the sky: A flock of birds circled above[/ex] 3) upstairs: the apartment above[/ex] 4) higher in rank, authority, or power: the officer above[/ex] 5) higher in quantity… …

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