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English definition of “above”

above

adverb, preposition (MORE)    /əˈbʌv/
A2 more than an amount or level: It says on the box it's for children aged three and above. Rates of pay are above average. Temperatures rarely rise above zero in winter. She values her job above her family. They value their freedom above (and beyond) all else.Large in number or quantity above all B1 most importantly: Above all, I'd like to thank my family. Above all, I'd say I value kindness.Very important or urgent Grammar:AboveAbove is a preposition (prep) or an adverb (adv).See moreGrammar:Above or over?When we use above as a preposition, it means ‘higher than’. Its meaning is close to that of the preposition over. In the following sentences, over can be used instead of above:See more
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