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Definition of Above


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

Above Quotations

Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau

Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don't let anyone limit your dreams.
Donovan Bailey

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Marie Curie

This above all; to thine own self be true.
William Shakespeare

My friends and family are my support system. They tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear and they are there for me in the good and bad times. Without them I have no idea where I would be and I know that their love for me is what's keeping my head above the water.
Kelly Clarkson
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Above Translations

above in Afrikaans is oor, bogenoemd, bo, hierbo
above in Danish is opad, oven
above in Dutch is benoorden, ten noorden van
above in Latin is supra, super, superne, supernus
above in Portuguese is sobre, acima
above in Spanish is arriba, arribapor
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