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  1. Above is often used further elliptically as a noun by omitting the noun, where it is should be clear what is omitted.
See the .
    1. Above is often used elliptically as an adjective by omitting the word said, mentioned, quoted, or the like:
      • the (-said) observations
      • the (-cited) reference
      • the (-quoted) articles
    1. In a higher place; overhead; into or from heaven.
    He's in a better place now, floating free as the clouds .''
    1. Earlier in order; higher in the same page; hence, in a foregoing page.
      • (rfdate) w:Dryden, Dryden,
      • : That was said .
        1. Higher in rank or power.
        He appealed to the court .
      Etymology: ''Äbufan

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