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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
above (adverb)
1.
a) in the sky - overhead the clouds above
b) in or to heaven
2.
a) in or to a higher place
b) higher on the same page or on a preceding page
c) - upstairs
d) above zero - 10 degrees above
3.
in or to a higher rank or number - 30 and above
4.
archaic in addition - besides
5.
- upstage
above (preposition)
1.
a) in or to a higher place than - over
b) upriver of
2.
a) superior to (as in rank, quality, or degree)
b) out of reach of - above suspicion
c) in preference to
d) too proud or honorable to stoop to - not above taking undue credit
3.
exceeding in number, quantity, or size more than - men above 50 years old
4.
as distinct from and in addition to - heard the whistle above the roar of the crowd
above (noun)
1.
a) something that is above
b) a person whose name is written above
2.
a) a higher authority
b) - heaven
above (adjective)
written or discussed higher on the same page or on a preceding page above
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
above (adverb)
to or in a higher place
SYNONIMS:
aloft, over, overhead
RELATED WORDS:
skyward, upward ( upwards)
NEAR ANTONYMS:
underneath
below, beneath, under
above (noun)
a dwelling place of perfect happiness for the soul after death
SYNONIMS:
above, bliss, elysian fields, Elysium, empyrean, kingdom come, New Jerusalem, paradise, sky, Zion ( Sion)
RELATED WORDS:
Beulah, glory, happy hunting ground, nirvana, promised land, Valhalla; afterlife, afterworld, hereafter, otherworld
NEAR ANTONYMS:
inferno; limbo, purgatory; hades, netherworld, underworld; abyss, pit
Gehenna, hell, Pandemonium, perdition
above (preposition)
higher than
SYNONIMS:
over
RELATED WORDS:
atop
NEAR ANTONYMS:
underneath
below, beneath, under
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