above

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[A*boveĀ·]

Above means higher than or overhead. On the fourth of July, many Americans like to sit on the ground and watch fireworks above them in the sky.

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In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; -- opposed to below or beneath.

Adjective S.
appearing earlier in the same text; "flaws in the above interpretation"

Adverb
at an earlier place; "see above"

Adverb
in or to a place that is higher


prep.
In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; -- opposed to below or beneath.

prep.
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.

prep.
Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a hundred. (Passing into the adverbial sense. See Above, adv., 4.)

adv.
In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; as, the clouds above.

adv.
Earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a foregoing page.

adv.
Higher in rank or power; as, he appealed to the court above.

adv.
More than; as, above five hundred were present.


Above

A*bove" , prep. [OE. above, aboven, abuffe, AS. abufon; an (or on) on + be by + ufan upward; cf. Goth. uf under. 'fb199. See Over.] 1. In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; -- opposed to below or beneath.
Fowl that may fly above the earth.
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. "Thy worth . . . is actions above my gifts." Marlowe.
I saw in the way a light from heaven above the brightness of the sun.
3. Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a hundred. (Passing into the adverbial sense. See Above, adv., 4.) above all, before every other consideration; chiefly; in preference to other things. Over and above, prep. or adv., besides; in addition to.

Above

A*bove" , adv. 1. In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; as, the clouds above. 2. Earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a foregoing page. "That was said above." Dryden. 3. Higher in rank or power; as, he appealed to the court above. 4. More than; as, above five hundred were present. Above is often used elliptically as an adjective by omitting the word mentioned, quoted, or the like; as, the above observations, the above reference, the above articles. -- Above is also used substantively. "The waters that come down from above." Josh. iii. 13. It 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.

In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; -- opposed to below or beneath.

In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; as, the clouds above.

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Usage Examples

A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.

Above all, film is a business... Independence is a really cool thing as you can be a bit more bold, and take a few more chances with what you do.

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.

A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness it teaches industry and thrift above all it teaches entire trust.

Above all we should not forget that government is an evil, a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind.

Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood all born to encounter suffering and sorrow, and therefore bound to sympathize with each other.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Above all, we must have great respect for these people who also suffer and who want to find their own way of correct living. On the other hand, to create a legal form of a kind of homosexual marriage, in reality, does not help these people.

Above our life we love a steadfast friend.

Above all, this country is our own. Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what his neighbors think of him. Being a Jew is no problem here.

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

Above all, it is not decency or goodness of gentleness that impresses the Middle East, but strength.

Above all, I would teach him to tell the truth Truth-telling, I have found, is the key to responsible citizenship. The thousands of criminals I have seen in 40 years of law enforcement have had one thing in common: Every single one was a liar.

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