n. 25B6; preposition
a tiny window above the door : OVER, higher (up) than; on top of, atop, on, upon.
those above the rank of Colonel : SUPERIOR TO, senior to, over, higher (up) than, more powerful than; in charge of, commanding.
you must be above suspicion : BEYOND, not liable to, not open to, not vulnerable to, out of reach of; immune to, exempt from.
the Chinese valued pearls above gold : MORE THAN, over, before, rather than, in preference to, instead of.
an increase above the rate of inflation : GREATER THAN, more than, higher than, exceeding, in excess of, over, over and above, beyond, surpassing, upwards of.
below, under, beneath.
in the darkness above, something moved : OVERHEAD, on/at the top, high up, on high, up above, (up) in the sky, high above one's head, aloft.
the two cases described above : EARLIER, previously, before, formerly.
25B6; adjective the above example : PRECEDING, previous, earlier, former, foregoing, prior, above-stated, aforementioned, aforesaid.
25A0; above all MOST IMPORTANTLY, before everything, beyond everything, first of all, most of all, chiefly, primarily, in the first place, first and foremost, mainly, principally, predominantly, especially, essentially, basically, in essence, at bottom; informal at the end of the day, when all is said and done.
25A0; above oneself CONCEITED, proud, arrogant, swollen-headed, self-important, cocky, haughty, disdainful, snobbish, snobby, supercilious; informal stuck-up, high and mighty, snooty, uppity, big-headed, too big for one's boots.