Definition of 'above'
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The tenants of the flat above are very noisy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Swindon are perched just above the relegation zone after just one win in their last ten games. The Sun (2017)So the collection is above your average high street price but not anywhere near international designer prices. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Similar waves have been seen above powerful thunderstorms in the past. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It also means that the judges must at all times be above suspicion. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It may leave those above the threshold wondering why they should have to put up with poorly explained fees or mistreatment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We are one point above relegation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He's showing me to be a good player but above all a good man. The Sun (2017)Simply add two numbers that are next to each other, and write the numbers above them. The Sun (2016)We've an award recognising people who have gone above and beyond their degree. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is no one younger above him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Our lease says that we own the loft above the flat. Times, Sunday Times (2008)What was said above about vocabulary applies especially to the public speaker. 23 Steps to Successful Achievement (1972)Text printing was also above average in terms of speed and quality. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The classic flying saucer shape is seen above two ships. The Sun (2008)YOU'LL be surprised to be told that the snap above also features a screen hunk. The Sun (2013)So the manager is not exactly above suspicion. The Sun (2009)You can send your entries to the above address. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But he goes above and beyond that. The Sun (2010)The lunch options referred to above all work as dinners. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His car was only one notch above being held together with string. Times, Sunday Times (2009)One who grew up in difficult circumstances and knows more than most about rising above adversity. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But it is a notch above average all the same. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Her sad story is detailed above. The Sun (2013) Write the above in your index. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Or rather the top of his hair, which is a good two inches above his head. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Don't you think the benefits above are worth a little time? BE YOUR BEST: How Anyone can become Fit, Healthy and Confident (2002)He's just a good friend above all. The Sun (2015)Once strawberry plants have been harvested, cut back the old leaves above the crowns and remove unwanted runners. Times, Sunday Times (2012)See above for further details. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some cars have a mini visor just above the interior mirror, which can be folded down to protect against sun coming in at an angle. Times, Sunday Times (2007)When seen from above, leaves often spiral round a stem to maximize the plant's absorption of sunlight. Learn to Draw Countryside (1996)
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Translations for 'above'
British English: above /əˈbʌv/ PREPOSITION
If something is above another thing, it is over it or higher than it.
Lift the ball above your head.
- American English: above
- Arabic: فَوْقَ
- Brazilian Portuguese: acima de
- Chinese: 在...上方
- Croatian: iznad
- Czech: nad
- Danish: over
- Dutch: boven
- European Spanish: encima de
- Finnish: yläpuolella
- French: au-dessus de
- German: über
- Greek: πάνω από
- Italian: sopra
- Japanese: ･･･の上に
- Korean: ...보다 위에
- Norwegian: ovenfor
- Polish: ponad
- European Portuguese: acima de
- Romanian: deasupra
- Russian: над
- Spanish: encima de
- Swedish: ovanför
- Thai: เหนือ
- Turkish: üzerinde
- Ukrainian: над
- Vietnamese: ở trên
Definition of above from the Collins English Dictionary
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