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Definition of "above" []

  • On high; overhead: the clouds above. (adverb)
  • In heaven; heavenward. (adverb)
  • Upstairs: a table in the dining room above. (adverb)
  • To a degree that is over zero: 15° above. (adverb)
  • In or to a higher place. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "above" in a sentence
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  • "Almost all are eagerly reaching forward to a station in life a little above what they can well afford, or struggling to do a business a little more extensive than they have capital or steady credit for; and thus they keep, all through life, _just above_ their means -- and just above, no matter by how small an excess, is inevitable misery."
  • "Except a mineral be born "from above" -- from the Kingdom just _above_ it -- it cannot enter the Kingdom just above it."