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Most common English words: year « dear « high « #297: above » received » read » together

Pronunciation[]

  • /ə-bŭv/, (UK)IPA: /əˈbʌv/, SAMPA: /@"bVv/
    Rhymes: -ʌv
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Etymology[]

Old English ābufan, cognate with Danish oven, Dutch boven, German oben, and the Swedish ovan.

Preposition[]

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  1. In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; — opposed to below or beneath.
  2. 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.
  3. Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a hundred. (Passing into the adverbial sense; see adverb #4 below.)

Translations[]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

Derived terms[]

  • above all
  • above average
  • above one's bend
  • above the law
  • above the salt
  • over and above

Adverb[]

Above (not comparable)

Positive
Above

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven.
    He's in a better place now, floating free as the clouds above.
  2. Earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a foregoing page.
  3. Higher in rank or power.
    He appealed to the court above.

Derived terms[]

  • "Above" is also used as the first part of a compound in the sense of before, previously; as, above-cited, above-described, above-mentioned, above-named, abovesaid, abovespecified, above-written, above-given.

Translations[]

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Adjective[]

Above (not comparable)

Positive
Above

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Above is often used elliptically as an adjective by omitting the word said, mentioned, quoted, or the like:
    • the above(-said) observations
    • the above(-cited) reference
    • the above(-quoted) articles

Noun[]

Singular
Above

Plural
-

Above (-)

  1. Above is often used further elliptically as a noun by omitting the noun, where it is should be clear what is omitted.
    See the above.

Related terms[]

  • abovesaid
  • aboves'd

Translations[]

am:above ar:above zh-min-nan:above da:above et:above es:above fa:above fr:above fy:above gl:above ko:above hy:above hr:above io:above id:above it:above kn:above ku:above lt:above hu:above ml:above my:above nl:above ja:above pl:above pt:above sm:above simple:above fi:above sv:above ta:above te:above th:above chr:above tr:above uk:above vi:above zh:above

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