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Definition of above:

  1. Earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a foregoing page.
  2. 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.
  3. Higher in rank or power; as, he appealed to the court above.
  4. In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; as, the clouds above.
  5. In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; - opposed to below or beneath.
  6. More than; as, above five hundred were present.
  7. Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a hundred. ( Passing into the adverbial sense. See Above, adv.,


aloft, to a higher place, before, raised, higher, in a higher place, beneath, higher up, higher, below, foregoing, high, beyond, preceding, overhead, up, earlier, supra.

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