1. Preposition.  In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; — opposed to ''below'' or ''beneath''.
  2. Preposition.  Figuratively, higher than; superior to in any respect; surpassing; beyond; higher in measure or degree than; as, things ''above'' comprehension; ''above'' mean actions; conduct ''above'' reproach.
  3. Preposition.  Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, ''above'' a hundred. (Passing into the adverbial sense; see adverb #4 below.).
  4. Adverb.  In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven.
  5. Adverb.  Earlier in order; higher in the same page; ''hence'', in a foregoing page.
  6. Adverb.  Higher in rank or power.
  7. Adjective.  '''Above''' is often used elliptically as an adjective by omitting the word ''said'', ''mentioned'', ''quoted'', or the like:.
  8. Noun.  '''Above''' is often used further elliptically as a noun by omitting the noun, where it is should be clear what is omitted.

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