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Above meaning

above - 9 dictionary results

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

above - examples of usage

  1. Above all, did William really love her, for ever and ever, better than any one? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. He was angry, because other men above him were angry. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. They were just coming over the long hill above Ruth's home. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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