Over and above

Over and above
Above A*bove", prep. [OE. above, aboven, abuffe, AS. abufon; an (or on) on + be by + ufan upward; cf. Goth. uf under. [root]199. See {Over}.] 1. In or to a higher place; higher than; on or over the upper surface; over; -- opposed to {below} or {beneath}. [1913 Webster]

Fowl that may fly above the earth. --Gen. i. 20. [1913 Webster]

2. Figuratively, higher than; superior to in any respect; surpassing; beyond; higher in measure or degree than; as, things above comprehension; above mean actions; conduct above reproach. ``Thy worth . . . is actions above my gifts.'' --Marlowe. [1913 Webster]

I saw in the way a light from heaven above the brightness of the sun. --Acts xxxvi. 13. [1913 Webster]

3. Surpassing in number or quantity; more than; as, above a hundred. (Passing into the adverbial sense. See {Above}, adv., 4.) [1913 Webster]

{above all}, before every other consideration; chiefly; in preference to other things. [1913 Webster]

{Over and above}, prep. or adv., besides; in addition to. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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