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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: When something is higher than something else in number, amount, or level, we can say that it is above it. The number ten is above the number nine, for example.
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.
I thought my daughter was above such bad behavior, but now it seems as if she'll do anything to stay friends with these awful kids.I used to be above buying second-hand shoes, but now, with no money, I'm just grateful I can afford shoes at all.
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.