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English definition of “above”

above

adverb, preposition (HIGHER POSITION)    /əˈbʌv/
A1 in or to a higher position than something else : There's a mirror above the washbasin . He waved the letter excitedly above his head . She's rented a room above a shop . Her name comes above mine on the list . The helicopter was hovering above the building . It's on the shelf just above your head . A crack had started to appear just above the light fitting .Above and over Grammar:AboveAbove is a preposition (prep) or an adverb (adv).Grammar: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:
(Definition of above adverbpreposition (HIGHER POSITION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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