above


above
above [ə buv′]
adv.
[ME above(n) < OE abūfan, onbūfan, overhead, above < on-, intens. + bufan < be, BY + ufan, over, on high]
1. in, at, or to a higher place; overhead; up
2. in or to heaven
3. at a previous place (in a piece of writing): often used in hyphenated compounds [above-mentioned]
4. higher in power, status, etc.
prep.
1. higher than; over; on top of
2. beyond; past [the road above the village]
3. at a point upstream of
4. superior to; better than [above the average]
5.
a) too honorable to engage in [she was not above cheating]
b) too proud, important, etc. to engage in [he was above helping with the dishes]
6. in excess of; more than [above fifty dollars]
adj.
placed, found, mentioned, etc. above or earlier [as stated in the above rules]
n.
something or someone listed or mentioned above
——————
above all
most of all; mainly

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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