Definition of above
What does the word above mean?
part of speech: adverb, preposition
(Adv.) at a higher point (w. spec. meanings acc. to context); overhead, on high; up stream, upstairs; in heaven; on the upper side; earlier in a book or article (as was remarked a.; the a.-cited passages; the a.); in addition (over and a.); at least (a. a hundred). (Prep.) over, on the top of, higher than (a. par; can\'t get a. C-in music), upstream from, projecting from (head a. water; heard a. the tumult; a. ground =alive), further north than, earlier in hist. than (not traced a. third century), out of reach of (a. criticism, measure, my understanding), too great or good for (a. meanness, one\'s station), more important than (a. all), of higher rank than. Above is also treated as a noun in from above. [old English]