Meaning of ABOVE in English

ABOVE

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

If one thing is ~ another one, it is directly over it or higher than it.

He lifted his hands ~ his head...

Apartment 46 was a quiet apartment, unlike the one ~ it...

He was staring into the mirror ~ him.

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PREP

Above is also an adverb.

A long scream sounded from somewhere ~.

...a picture of the new plane as seen from ~...

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ADV: ADV after v, from ADV

2.

In writing, you use ~ to refer to something that has already been mentioned or discussed.

Several conclusions could be drawn from the results described ~...

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ADV: ADV after v, n ADV

Above is also a noun.

For additional information, contact any of the ~.

N-SING-COLL: the N

Above is also an adjective.

For a copy of their brochure, write to the ~ address.

ADJ: ADJ n

3.

If an amount or measurement is ~ a particular level, it is greater than that level.

The temperature crept up to just ~ 40 degrees...

Victoria Falls has had ~ average levels of rainfall this year...

Government spending is planned to rise 3 per cent ~ inflation.

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PREP

Above is also an adverb.

Banks have been charging 25 percent and ~ for unsecured loans.

ADV: amount and ADV

4.

If you hear one sound ~ another, it is louder or clearer than the second one.

Then there was a woman’s voice, rising shrilly ~ the barking.

= over

PREP

5.

If someone is ~ you, they are in a higher social position than you or in a position of authority over you.

I married ~ myself–rich county people...

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PREP

Above is also an adverb.

The policemen admitted beating the student, but said they were acting on orders from ~.

ADV: from ADV

6.

If you say that someone thinks they are ~ something, you mean that they act as if they are too good or important for it.

I’m not ~ doing my own cleaning.

PREP disapproval

7.

If someone is ~ criticism or suspicion, they cannot be criticized or suspected because of their good qualities or their position.

He was a respected academic and ~ suspicion.

= beyond

PREP: v-link PREP n

8.

If you value one person or thing ~ any other, you value them more or consider that they are more important.

...his tendency to put the team ~ everything...

PREP

9.

over and ~: see over

~ the law: see law

~ board: see board

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