Higher than; over; too good for; more than; in or to a higher place. Higher or superior. In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; - opposed to below or beneath. 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. Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a hundred. In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven; as, the clouds above.
- Earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a foregoing page. Higher in rank or power; as, he appealed to the court above. More than; as, above five hundred were present.
- Above is often used elliptically as an adjective by omitting the word mentioned, quoted, or the like; as, the above observations, the above reference, the above articles.
- Above is also used substantively. 'The waters that come down from above.' It is also used as the first part of a compound in the sense of before, previously; as, above-cited, above- described, above-mentioned, above-named, above said, above specified, above-written, above-given.