The Bible

Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ABOVE', preposition

1. Literally, higher in place.

The fowls that fly above the earth. Genesis 1:20.

2. Figuratively, superior in any respect.

I saw a light above the brightness of the Sun, Acts 26:13.

The price of a virtuous woman is above rubies, Proverbs 31:10.

3. More in number or quantity.

He was seen by above five hundred brethren at once, 1 Corinthians 15:6.

The weight is above a tun.

4. More in degree; in a greater degree.

Hannaniah feared God above many. Nehemiah 7:2.

The serpent is cursed above all cattle. Genesis 3:14.

5. Beyond; in excess.

In stripes above measure. 2 Corinthians 11:23.

God will not suffer you to be tempted above what ye are able, 1 Corinthians 10:13.

6. Beyond; in a state to be unattainable; as things above comprehension.

7. Too proud for.

This man is above his business.

8. Too elevated in mind or rank; having too much dignity for; as

This man is above mean actions.

9. It is often used elliptically, for heaven, or the celestial regions.

Let not God regard it from above Job 3:4.

The powers above

10. In a book or writing, it denotes before or in a former place, as what has been said above; supra. This mode of speaking originated in the ancient manner of writing, on a strip of parchment, beginning at one end and proceeding to the other. The beginning was the upper end.

ABOVE', adverb

1. Overhead; in a higher place.

2. Before.

3. Chief in rank or power. Deuteronomy 28:1.

ABOVE all is elliptical; above all considerations; chiefly; in preference to other things.

ABOVE board; above the board or table; in open sight; without trick, concealment or deception. This expression is said by Johnson to be borrowed from gamesters, who, when they change their cards, put their hands under the table.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ABOVE-CITED, Cited before, in the preceding part of a book or writing.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ABOVE-GROUND, Alive, not buried.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ABOVE-MENTIONED, Mentioned before. adjective Bp. Abbrev. for Archbishop.