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above  


      prep  
1    on top of or higher than; over  
the sky above the earth     
2    greater than in quantity or degree  
above average in weight     
3    superior to or prior to  
to place honour above wealth     
4    too honourable or high-minded for  
above petty gossiping     
5    too respected for; beyond  
above suspicion, above reproach     
6    too difficult to be understood by  
the talk was above me     
7    louder or higher than (other noise)  
I heard her call above the radio     
8    in preference to  
I love you above all others     
9    north of  
which town lies just above London?     
10    upstream from  
11    above all   most of all; especially  
12    above and beyond   in addition to  
13    above oneself   presumptuous or conceited  
      adv  
14    in or to a higher place  
the sky above     
15   
a    in a previous place (in something written)  
b    (in combination)  
the above-mentioned clause     
16    higher in rank or position  
17    in or concerned with heaven  
seek the things that are above     
      n  
18    the above   something that is above or previously mentioned  
      adj  
19    mentioned or appearing in a previous place (in something written)  
     (Old English abufan, from a- on + bufan above)  


above board  
      adj   aboveboard when prenominal  
      adv   in the open; without dishonesty, concealment, or fraud  
rise above  
      vb   intr, prep   to overcome or be unaffected by (something mean or contemptible)  
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n.
uppermost layer in Earth`s atmosphere; lies above the ionosphere and extends to the edge of interplanetary space
n.
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'

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