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Above - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Above' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Above [ adv.]
- In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; as, the clouds above.
- Earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a foregoing page.
- Higher in rank or power; as, he appealed to the court above.
- More than; as, above five hundred were present.
2 . Above [ prep.]
- In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; -- opposed to below or beneath.
- 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.
- Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a hundred. (Passing into the adverbial sense. See Above, adv., 4.)

Meaning of 'Above' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . above [ n]
Meaning (1):
- an earlier section of a written text
Example in sentence:
  • for instructions refer to the above
2 . above [ r]
Meaning (2):
- (in writing) at an earlier place
Example in sentence:
  • see above
3 . above [ s]
Meaning (3):
- appearing earlier in the same text
Example in sentence:
  • flaws in the above interpretation