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Above

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Noun

1. above

an earlier section of a written text

Example Sentences:
'for instructions refer to the above'

Adjective

2. above

appearing earlier in the same text

Example Sentences:
'flaws in the above interpretation'

Adverb

3. above, supra

at an earlier place

Example Sentences:
'see above'

4. above, higher up, in a higher place, to a higher place

in or to a place that is higher

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Above

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preposition
1. 
on top of or higher than; over
the sky above the earth
2. 
greater than in quantity or degree
above average in weight
3. 
superior to or prior to
to place honour above wealth
4. 
too honourable or high-minded for
above petty gossiping
5. 
too respected for; beyond
above suspicion
above reproach
6. 
too difficult to be understood by
the talk was above me
7. 
louder or higher than (other noise)
I heard her call above the radio
8. 
in preference to
I love you above all others
9. 
north of
which town lies just above London?
10. 
upstream from
11.  above all
12.  above and beyond
13.  above oneself
adverb
14. 
in or to a higher place
the sky above
15. 
a. 
in a previous place (in something written)
b. 
(in combination)
the above-mentioned clause
16. 
higher in rank or position
17. 
in or concerned with heaven
seek the things that are above
noun
18.  the above
adjective
19. 
mentioned or appearing in a previous place (in something written)

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Above

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adverb
1. 
in, at, or to a higher place; overhead; up
2. 
in or to heaven
3. 
at a previous place (in a piece of writing)
often used in hyphenated compounds
above-mentioned
4. 
higher in power, status, etc.
preposition
5. 
higher than; over; on top of
6. 
beyond; past
the road above the village
7. 
at a point upstream of
8. 
superior to; better than
above the average
9. 
a. 
too honorable to engage in
she was not above cheating
b. 
too proud, important, etc. to engage in
he was above helping with the dishes
10. 
in excess of; more than
above fifty dollars
adjective
11. 
placed, found, mentioned, etc. above or earlier
as stated in the above rules
noun
12. 
something or someone listed or mentioned above

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Above

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adv.
1. On high; overhead: the clouds above.
2. In heaven; heavenward.
3.
a. Upstairs: a table in the dining room above.
b. To a degree that is over zero: 15° above.
4. In or to a higher place.
5. In an earlier part of a given text: "Unlike the species discussed above, bees, ants, and wasps don't make males and females using combinations of special sex chromosomes" (Marlene Zuk).
6. In or to a higher rank or position: the ranks of major and above.
prep.
1. Over or higher than: a cool spring above the timberline.
2. Superior to in rank, position, or number; greater than: put principles above expediency.
3. Beyond the level or reach of: a shot that was heard above the music.
4. In preference to: chose quality above quantity.
5. Too honorable or proud to undertake: I am not above trying to bribe you. Do you think you are above bagging your own groceries?
6. More than: somewhat above normal temperature.
7. Upstream of: a dam positioned ten miles above the town.
8. North of: Minnesota is above Iowa.
n.
1. An earlier part of a given text: Refer to the above for that information.
2. The person or persons already referred to in a text: The above hereby affix their signatures.
adj.
Appearing earlier in the same text: flaws in the above interpretation.

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