Above

Definition of Above

A`bove´
prep.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.
- Gen. i. 20.
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.
I saw in the way a light from heaven above the brightness of the sun.
- Acts xxxvi. 13.
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
besides; in addition to.
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.
3.Higher in rank or power; as, he appealed to the court above.
4.More than; as, above five hundred were present.

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