American English

Definition of above adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1at or to a higher place Put it on the shelf above. Seen from above the cars looked tiny. They were acting on instructions from above (= from someone in a higher position of authority).
  2. 2greater in number, level, or age increases of 5% and above A score of 90 or above will get you an “A.” children aged 12 and above
  3. 3earlier in something written or printed As was stated above… See above, page 97.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: above