Meaning of ABOVE in English
I . prep.
Higher than, on top of, atop of.
Over, exceeding, more than, greater than.
Beyond, superior to.
Too high for, too proud for, of rectitude too great for, too magnanimous for.
II . ad.
Overhead, aloft, on high, in a high place, in heaven, in the heavenly heights, in excelsis .
Before, in a former part, previously.
Of a higher rank or order.
Soule. Dictionary of English synonyms. Словарь английских синонимов. 2012