above

[ uh-buhv ]SEE DEFINITION OF above

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ABOVE

Had Mrs. Bines been above talking to low people, a catastrophe might have been averted.

Above, below, the rose of snow, Twined with her blushing foe we spread.

Since I wrote the above, I ventured to send a letter by Shorey to my mother.

I said above, that I never can be, that I never ought to be, Mrs. Solmes.

So there is full proof, that she came not from above all at once an angel!

Above all else, the time has come for us to renew our faith in ourselves and in America.

As to the advantage of birth, that is of his side, above any man who has been found out for me.

He rests it seems not above six hours in the twenty-four—any more than you.

There were two deep reaches; one above, the other below, our camp.

All untimely bereavement is, of course, not of the nature of the above illustration.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English abufan, earlier onbufan, from on (see on) + bufan "over," compound of be "by" (see by) + ufan "over/high," from Proto-Germanic *ufan-, *uban- (cf. Old Saxon, Old High German oban, German oben), from PIE root *upo (see up (adv.)). Meaning "in addition" first corded 1590s.

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