above adv

OE abufan.

  1. Superior in rank; higher in power; greater in size; advanced in wisdom.
  2. From a position watching over.
  3. In heaven; in a celestial place; in a higher invisible realm.
  4. Higher in position; in contrast with something lower.
  5. In the sky; above the earth.

above prep

see above, adv.

  1. Higher in altitude than.
  2. Past the extent of; beyond the limitations of.
  3. Louder than.
  4. In a position over; in a place higher than.