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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. In a higher place; overhead; in heaven; before, especially in a book or writing; as, from what has been said above.
  11. Superior to; as, to be above doing a mean thing; beyond; in excess of; as, happiness above measure.
  12. On the up side: higher than: more than.
  13. Overhead: in a higher position, order, or power.
  14. Higher.
  15. Over; more than.
  16. Vertically up; overhead; on the upper side.
  17. Vertically over; upon; in excess of; superior to; beyond; free from.
  18. Overhead; in a higher place; before; on high; in heaven.
  19. 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.
  20. 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. " Above all things, do not lose sight of him. – The Master of the World by Jules Verne
  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. 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
  4. The way he hit me from above knocked me off the horse. – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  5. Thou seest, Belford, by the above precautionaries, that I forget nothing. – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
  6. " They came that hundred miles, over and above," said Norton. – Opportunities by Susan Warner
  7. Above everything Everard was a gentleman. – The Princess of the School by Angela Brazil
  8. Above all, did he really care for Maggie, or no? – The Captives by Hugh Walpole
  9. She hated above all things to be " taken in." – The Blue Envelope by Roy J. Snell
  10. He and Janey are too far above me. – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  11. Above all, she wanted to get it done. – The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton
  12. I trust you above any one I know. – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  13. 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
  14. She followed him into the hall above. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  15. Above all, they were on the road to Assiniboine. – Among the Canadian Alps by Lawrence J. Burpee
  16. We missed Miss Cox and above all we missed Zebedee. – Vacation with the Tucker Twins by Nell Speed
  17. I am from above. – Pleasure & Profit in Bible Study by Dwight Moody
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