Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Above.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • preposition Scot. & Prov. Eng. and adv. Above.

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  • preposition Scotland Above.
  • adverb Scotland Above.
  • adjective Scotland Above.
  • noun Scotland Above.

Etymologies

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From Middle English abone, abowne, from abuven, from Old English ābufan ("above").

Examples

  • There never was a trade so unhealthy yet but men would fight to get wark at it for twa pennies a day aboon the common wage.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • Pit a feather tae your bonnet, and a kilt aboon your knee,

    03/01/2003 - 04/01/2003

  • ‘Could na say just preceesely; Sunday seldom cam aboon the pass of Bally – Brough.’

    Waverley

  • T 'curates can hardly bide to speak a civil word to them they think beneath them; we can hardly bide to tak' an uncivil word fro 'them that thinks themsel'n aboon us.'

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • I've lived aboon forty year in the world, and I believe that 'the people' will never have any true friends but theirsel'n, and them two or three good folk i 'different stations that is friends to all the world.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • I can tell cheese fro 'chalk, and I'm varry weel aware that I've improved sich opportunities as I have had, a deal better nor some' at reckons to be aboon me; but there's thousands i 'Yorkshire that's as good as me, and a two-three that's better.'

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • ‘Ye’ll no hae mickle better whisky than that aboon the

    Waverley

  • 'We're no war nor some' at is aboon us; are we? 'asked a man smiling.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • A few daisy lately the same voice comes hooting aboon the apples for sale with a rarther more firm aproach saying ‘These apples are definitely for sale.’

    A Spaniard in the Works

  • That clamp stood like a mast aboon the swan-necked valve.

    Swan Necked Valve

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