Above is defined as something that is higher or overhead.(adverb)
An example of something that is above would be clouds floating in the sky.
The definition of above is something that is higher in relation to something else.(preposition)
An example of above would be the tenth floor in relation to the ninth floor.
Above is defined as something that is higher in number than something else.(preposition)
An example of temperatures that are above freezing would be any temperature over 32 degrees Fahrenheit.
See above in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME above(n) < OE abūfan, onbūfan, overhead, above < on-, intens. + bufan < be, by + ufan, over, on high
See above in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English aboven
Origin: , from Old English abūfan
Origin: : a-, on; see a-2
Origin: + būfan, above; see upo in Indo-European roots.
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