ALL meanings of aboves

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  • 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
  • adverb aboves Zoology. on the upper or dorsal side. 1
  • adverb aboves Theater. upstage. Compare below (def 9). 1
  • adverb aboves higher than zero on the temperature scale: The temperature dropped to ten above this morning. 1
  • preposition aboves in or to a higher place than; over: to fly above the clouds; the floor above ours. 1
  • preposition aboves more in quantity or number than; in excess of: all girls above 12 years of age; The weight is above a ton. 1
  • preposition aboves superior in rank, authority, or standing to: A captain is above a lieutenant. 1
  • preposition aboves not subject or liable to; not capable of (some undesirable action, thought, etc.): above suspicion; to be above bad behavior. 1
  • preposition aboves of too fine a character for: He is above such trickery. 1
  • preposition aboves rather than; in preference to: to favor one child above the other. 1
  • preposition aboves beyond, especially north of: six miles above Baltimore. 1
  • preposition aboves Theater. upstage of. 1
  • adjective aboves said, mentioned, or written above; foregoing: the above explanation. 1
  • noun aboves something that was said, mentioned, or written above: to refer to the above. 1
  • noun aboves the person or persons previously indicated: The above will all stand trial. 1
  • noun aboves heaven: truly a gift from above. 1
  • noun aboves a higher authority: an order from above. 1
  • idioms aboves above all, most important of all; principally: charity above all. 1
  • noun aboves Above as an adjective (the above data) or as a noun (study the above) referring to what has been mentioned earlier in a piece of writing has long been standard. A few critics object to these uses in general writing, believing that they are more appropriate in business or technical contexts; they occur, however, in all kinds of edited writing. 1
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