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a·bove

above

 
pronunciation:
buhv
parts of speech:
preposition, adverb, adjective, noun
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: at or to a higher place than.
The plane is flying above the clouds.
antonyms:
below, beneath
definition 2: higher than, in rank, level, number, or quality.
You need to score above 75 per cent to pass.The temperature was above zero.A major is above a captain.
antonyms:
below, beneath, under
definition 3: not willing or able to lower one's standards for.
She is above such behavior.
antonyms:
below, beneath
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: at or to a higher place.
Hang one picture there and the other above.
antonyms:
below, beneath, under
similar words:
aloft
definition 2: at or to a higher rank or level.
The temperature is set for below freezing and is never allowed to go above.
antonyms:
below, beneath, under
definition 3: in an earlier place in a book or other piece of writing.
That fact was mentioned above.
antonyms:
below
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: appearing earlier in the same text.
The above paragraph is where we are given that information.
antonyms:
following
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which is above.
Note the above for explanation.
antonyms:
following
definition 2: the person or persons mentioned earlier, as in a list or enumeration.
The above will not be allowed to go.