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Definitions of above

  1. appearing earlier in the same text; " flaws in the above interpretation"
  2. at an earlier place; " see above"
  3. in or to a place that is higher
  4. 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.
  5. In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; as, the clouds above.
  6. Earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a foregoing page.
  7. Higher in rank or power; as, he appealed to the court above.
  8. More than; as, above five hundred were present.
  9. In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; - opposed to below or beneath.
  10. Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a hundred. ( Passing into the adverbial sense. See Above, adv.,
  11. In a higher place; overhead; in heaven; before, especially in a book or writing; as, from what has been said above.
  12. Superior to; as, to be above doing a mean thing; beyond; in excess of; as, happiness above measure.
  13. On the up side: higher than: more than.
  14. Overhead: in a higher position, order, or power.
  15. Higher.
  16. Over; more than.
  17. Vertically up; overhead; on the upper side.
  18. Vertically over; upon; in excess of; superior to; beyond; free from.
  19. Overhead; in a higher place; before; on high; in heaven.
  20. Heaven: the aforesaid. Above all, before every other thing or consideration. Above the rest, in particular. Above the world, above the judgment of the world or dependence on it.
  21. Higher or superior in any respect; more in number, quantity, or degree; beyond; too proud for; too elevated in mind or rank.
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Usage examples for above

  1. I have no idea how a man used to women goes at what I want, so I can only do what I think is right, and best, and above all honest, and fair. – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  2. You know that I love another woman, a woman as high above you as heaven is above earth. – Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
  3. Above everything Everard was a gentleman. – The Princess of the School by Angela Brazil
  4. She hated above all things to be " taken in." – The Blue Envelope by Roy J. Snell
  5. She followed him into the hall above – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  6. " They came that hundred miles, over and above said Norton. – Opportunities by Susan Warner
  7. Above all, did he really care for Maggie, or no? – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  8. Height above the sea, 1646 feet. – Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales by Thomas Mitchell
  9. " Above all things, do not lose sight of him. – The Master of the World by Jules Verne
  10. I trust you above any one I know. – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  11. Above all, they were on the road to Assiniboine. – Among the Canadian Alps by Lawrence J. Burpee
  12. I am from above – Pleasure & Profit in Bible Study by Dwight Moody
  13. No, no, my dear girl; I am got far above all that! – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  14. Above this the gully is more open and very easy, but splendid climbing may be had on either side of it. – Climbing in The British Isles. Vol. 1 - England by W. P. Haskett Smith
  15. He and Janey are too far above me. – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  16. Thou seest, Belford, by the above precautionaries, that I forget nothing. – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
  17. We missed Miss Cox and above all we missed Zebedee. – Vacation with the Tucker Twins by Nell Speed
  18. At the same moment I heard a window above my head open, and a voice cried: " What's the matter?" – The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
  19. Above all, she wanted to get it done. – The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  20. The way he hit me from above knocked me off the horse. – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
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