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Definitions of above

  1. Figuratively, higher than; superior to in any respect; surpassing; beyond; higher in measure or degree than; as, things above comprehension; above mean actions; conduct above reproach. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; - opposed to below or beneath. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Superior to; as, to be above doing a mean thing; beyond; in excess of; as, happiness above measure. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. On the up side: higher than: more than. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Vertically over; upon; in excess of; superior to; beyond; free from. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Higher or superior in any respect; more in number, quantity, or degree; beyond; too proud for; too elevated in mind or rank. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Heaven: the aforesaid. Above all, before every other thing or consideration. Above the rest, in particular. Above the world, above the judgment of the world or dependence on it. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; as, the clouds above. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a foregoing page. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Higher in rank or power; as, he appealed to the court above. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. More than; as, above five hundred were present. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. In a higher place; overhead; in heaven; before, especially in a book or writing; as, from what has been said above. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Overhead: in a higher position, order, or power. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Higher. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Over; more than. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Overhead; in a higher place; before; on high; in heaven. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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  1. " Above all things, do not lose sight of him. – The Master of the World by Jules Verne
  2. You know that I love another woman, a woman as high above you as heaven is above earth. – Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw
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