Associations to the word «Above»

Wiktionary

ABOVE, preposition. Physically over; on top of; worn on top of, as clothing. [First attested prior to 1150.]
ABOVE, preposition. In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; — opposed to below or beneath. [First attested prior to 1150.]
ABOVE, preposition. Farther north than. [First attested prior to 1150.]
ABOVE, preposition. Rising; appearing out of reach height-wise. [First attested around (1150 to 1350.)]
ABOVE, preposition. Figuratively, higher than; superior to in any respect; surpassing; higher in measure, degree, volume, or pitch, etc. than; out of reach; not exposed to; not likely to be affected by; incapable of negative actions or thoughts. [First attested around (1150 to 1350.)]
ABOVE, preposition. Higher in rank, status, or position. [First attested around (1150 to 1350.)]
ABOVE, preposition. In addition to; besides. [First attested around (1150 to 1350.)]
ABOVE, preposition. Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a hundred. [First attested around (1350 to 1470.)]
ABOVE, preposition. In preference to.
ABOVE, preposition. Too proud to stoop; averse to; disinclined; too honorable to give.
ABOVE, preposition. (theater) Upstage of.
ABOVE, preposition. Beyond; on the other side.
ABOVE, adverb. Directly overhead; vertically on top of. [First attested prior to 1150.]
ABOVE, adverb. Higher in the same page; earlier in the order as far as writing products go. [First attested prior to 1150.]
ABOVE, adverb. Into or from heaven; in the sky. [First attested around (1150 to 1350.)]
ABOVE, adverb. In a higher place; upstairs; farther upstream. [First attested around (1150 to 1350.)]
ABOVE, adverb. Higher in rank, power, or position. [First attested around (1150 to 1350.)]
ABOVE, adverb. (archaic) In addition. [First attested around (1150 to 1350.)]
ABOVE, adverb. More in number. [First attested around (1350 to 1470.)]
ABOVE, adverb. Above zero; above freezing. [First attested in the mid 20th century.]
ABOVE, adverb. (biology) On the upper half or the dorsal surface of an animal.
ABOVE, adjective. Of heaven; heavenly. [First attested around (1150 to 1350).]
ABOVE, adjective. Being located higher on the same page or on a preceding page. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
ABOVE, noun. Heaven. [First attested around (1150 to 1350).]
ABOVE, noun. Something, especially a person's name in legal documents, that appears higher on the same page or on a preceding page.
ABOVE, noun. Higher authority.
ABOVE ALL, adverb. Of prime importance; before anything else; especially.
ABOVE AND BEYOND, preposition. Far more than
ABOVE AND BEYOND, adverb. (idiomatic) More than is expected or required.
ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY, adjective. (idiomatic) Extremely heroic, more heroic than what is expected.
ABOVE AVERAGE, adjective. Better than average.
ABOVE BOARD, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) Openly, without deceit.
ABOVE BOARD, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) Honestly, reputably.
ABOVE GROUND, adjective. Alternative spelling of aboveground
ABOVE MEASURE, prepositional phrase. Beyond measure.
ABOVE ONE'S BEND, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) (US) (dated) Out of one's control or power.
ABOVE ONE'S PAYGRADE, adverb. Not suitable for one in one's current rank in an organization; suitable for someone more senior, implying that one is not competent enough or not paid well enough to deal with the problem.
ABOVE ONESELF, prepositional phrase. Acting with an undue opinion of one's own importance or abilities.
ABOVE ONESELF, prepositional phrase. Acting without inhibition due to high spirits.
ABOVE PROOF, adjective. Overproof; containing more alcohol than proof spirit.
ABOVE STAIRS, adverb. (archaic) upstairs; in or on an upper floor.
ABOVE THE CURVE, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) With above average innovative performance or quality, especially a trailblazer developing advances before competitors.
ABOVE THE FOLD, adjective. (newspapers) Situated in the upper half of the front page of a broadsheet newspaper, and thus more prominent, as the lower half is not usually visible when the folded newspaper is displayed for sale.
ABOVE THE FOLD, adjective. (web design) By extension, situated near the top of a web page; not requiring scrolling. See above the scroll.
ABOVE THE FOLD, adjective. Anything similarly occupying an exclusive position of relative prominence
ABOVE THE LAW, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) Exempt from the laws that apply to everyone else.
ABOVE THE LINE, adverb. (bridge) In the part of the the score sheet in bridge that is reserved for honors, penalty, and premiums; a score that does not count towards game.
ABOVE THE LINE, adverb. (accounting) Classified as an ordinary expense or revenue item, or a current asset.
ABOVE THE SALT, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) Of high standing or honor.
ABOVE WATER, prepositional phrase. (idiomatic) Out of difficulty, especially financial.

Dictionary definition

ABOVE, noun. An earlier section of a written text; "for instructions refer to the above".
ABOVE, adverb. At an earlier place; "see above".
ABOVE, adverb. In or to a place that is higher.
ABOVE, adjective. Appearing earlier in the same text; "flaws in the above interpretation".

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