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Definition of Above

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something previously mentioned, something previously indicated
over; higher than; more than
overhead, over, in a higher place; more; aforementioned (in a text)
mentioned earlier in the same text
Above Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
supra, super, superne, supernus
super
Chaucer's Middle English Glossary
adj. superior
Above Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(prep.)
Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a hundred. (Passing into the adverbial sense. See Above, adv., 4.)
  
(prep.)
In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; -- opposed to below or beneath.
  
(prep.)
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.
  
(adv.)
More than; as, above five hundred were present.
  
(adv.)
In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; as, the clouds above.
  
(adv.)
Higher in rank or power; as, he appealed to the court above.
  
(adv.)
Earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a foregoing page.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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above
\a*bove"\ (&?;), prep. [oe. above, aboven, abuffe, as. abufon; an (or on) on + be by + ufan upward; cf. goth. uf under. ?199. see over.]
1. in or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; -- opposed to below or beneath. fowl that may fly above the earth. i. 20.
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. "thy worth is actions above my gifts." i saw in the way a light from heaven above the brightness of the sun. xxxvi. 13.
3. surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a hundred. (passing into the adverbial sense. see above, adv., 4.)
above
all, before every other consideration; chiefly; in preference to other things.


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The Phrase Finder
Meaning
Without any trickery.
Origin
Originated in the gaming community. If card players keep their hands above the table (board) they can be seen to be playing fairly.
refs:
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, 15th edition
Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins, 1997 edition, Facts on File Inc.
Meaning
Competing against someone who you are no match for.
Origin
Boxing is regulated so that only boxers of similar weights fight each other.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
prep.: os cionn, ós, ós cionn, tar, thar
ad.: thuas, lastuas
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above; very
Bry = a. high, ad. upwards, above
Gor = n. an extreme; an opening; a rim; a gore, a puss; a brood.
Also a prefix, denoting augmentation: a. superior; high; broody, ad. greatly; above; very
Gorhediad = n. a flying above
Gorlifo = v. to flow very strongly, to flow above
Gornofiad = n. swimming above
Gornofio = v. to swim above
Goruch = n. a supreme, a. upper; adv. above, over
Goruwch = prep. above, over
Oddiar = prep. from off; from, of, above
Oddifry = adv. from above
Oddifyny = adv. from above
Oddiuchod = adv. from above
Uch = n. a sigh, a. being over; upper, prep. above, over, adv. above
Ucho = prep. above, adv. above
Uwch = prep. above, over
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. appearing earlier in the same text; "flaws in the above interpretation"
(similar) preceding(a)

Adverb
1. at an earlier place; "see above"
(synonym) supra
(antonym) below
2. in or to a place that is higher
(synonym) higher up, in a higher place, to a higher place
(antonym) below, at a lower place, to a lower place, beneath
Above Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of looking up
Dream Dictionary
To see anything hanging above you, and about to fall, implies danger; if it falls upon you it may be ruin or sudden disappointment. If it falls near, but misses you, it is a sign that you will have a narrow escape from loss of money, or other misfortunes may follow.

Should it be securely fixed above you, so as not to imply danger, your condition will improve after threatened loss.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Above Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Above may refer to:
  • Above (artist), Contemporary urban artist
  • Above Church, a village in Staffordshire, England

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Above Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
Literally higher in place: But in law this word is sometimes used to designate the superior court, or one which may revise proceedings of an inferior court error, from such inferior jurisdiction. The court of error is called the court above; the court whose proceedings are to be examined is called the court below.

By bail above, is understood bail to the action entered with the prothonotary or clerk, which is an appearance. See Bail above. The bail given to the Sheriff, in civil cases, when the defendant is arrested on bailable process, is called bail below.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Above Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
abru'
English - Klingon
n. Dung
Above Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
preposition & adverb
higher than; his temperature was above 100 degrees; her pulse rate was far above normal; babies aged six months and above