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preposition as in higher in position

preposition as in more, higher in amount, degree

Strongest match

Strong match

preposition as in superior to

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Example Sentences

Hovering above the scene, commandos in helicopters were poised with automatic rifles.

Even the hot Jewish women I mentioned above did something a bit more “intellectual” than pageantry: acting.

Are you excited, nervous, afraid, all of the above for the new Star Wars films?

I fall back into a dream and then suddenly there is a tapping on the window just above my bed.

He was born in an apartment above the grocery store owned by his immigrant parents in South Jamaica, Queens.

It contains above eighty thousand houses, and about six hundred thousand inhabitants.

He didn't need to wait—as the birds did—until an angleworm stuck his head above ground.

It is then we make him our friend, which sets us above the envy and contempt of wicked men.

We had now approached closely to the foot of the mountain-ranges, and their lofty summits were high above us in mid-air.

Above all, he was amazed to hear me talk of a mercenary standing army in the midst of peace and among a free people.


On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to above, such as: raised, high, over, overhead, superior, and aloft.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.