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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-buhv]
    • /əˈbʌv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-buhv]
    • /əˈbʌv/

Definitions of aboves word

  • adverb aboves in, at, or to a higher place. 1
  • adverb aboves overhead, upstairs, or in the sky: My brother lives in the apartment above. A flock of birds circled above. 1
  • adverb aboves higher in rank, authority, or power: She was told to speak to the person above. 1
  • adverb aboves higher in quantity or number: books with 100 pages and above. 1
  • adverb aboves before or earlier, especially in a book or other piece of writing; foregoing: the remark quoted above. Compare below (def 6). 1
  • adverb aboves in or to heaven: gone to her eternal rest above. 1

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Origin of aboves

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English above(n) (Cf. aboon), Old English abufan, onbufan (a-1, on + bufan above (cognate with Dutch boven), equivalent to b(e) by1 + ufan, cognate with Old Frisian uva, Old Saxon oban(a), Old High German obana, German oben, Old Norse ofan above; akin to over); see up; cf. about for formation

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Parts of speech for Aboves


aboves popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

aboves usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for aboves

noun aboves

  • double — twice as large, heavy, strong, etc.; twofold in size, amount, number, extent, etc.: a double portion; a new house double the size of the old one.
  • clone — If someone or something is a clone of another person or thing, they are so similar to this person or thing that they seem to be exactly the same as them.
  • facsimile — an exact copy, as of a book, painting, or manuscript.
  • reproduction — the act or process of reproducing.
  • copy — If you make a copy of something, you produce something that looks like the original thing.

Antonyms for aboves

noun aboves

  • original — belonging or pertaining to the origin or beginning of something, or to a thing at its beginning: The book still has its original binding.

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