A pron the above (person) le susdit/la susdite m/f ; the above are all witnesses les personnes susnommées sont toutes témoins ; the above are all stolen vehicles les véhicules susmentionnés sont tous volés.
B prep
1 (vertically higher) au-dessus de ; to live above a shop habiter au-dessus d'une boutique ; your name is above mine on the list ton nom est au-dessus du mien sur la liste ; the hills above Monte Carlo les collines qui surplombent Monte-Carlo ;
2 (north of) au nord de ; above this latitude au nord de cette latitude ;
3 (upstream of) en amont de ;
4 (morally) she's above such petty behaviour elle n'est pas capable d'un comportement aussi mesquin ; they're not above cheating/lying ils sont tout à fait capables de tricher /de mentir ; he's not above lending us a hand il n'hésitera pas à nous aider ;
5 (in preference to) par-dessus ; to admire sth above all others admirer qch par-dessus tout ; above all else par-dessus tout ; to value happiness above wealth accorder plus d'importance au bonheur qu'à l'argent ;
6 (superior in status, rank) au-dessus de ; a general is above a corporal un général est au-dessus d'un caporal ; to be above sb in the world rankings être mieux placé que qn au classement mondial ; he thinks he's above us il se croit supérieur à nous ;
7 (greater than) au-dessus de ; above average au-dessus de la moyenne ; above the limit au-dessus de la limite ; children above the age of 12 les enfants âgés de plus de 12 ans ; to rise above dépasser [amount, percentage, limit, average] ; ⇒ over ;
8 (transcending, beyond) above suspicion au-dessus de tout soupçon ; she's above criticism on ne peut pas la critiquer ; above reproach irréprochable ;
9 (too difficult for) to be above sb [subject, book] dépasser qn ;
10 (higher in pitch) au-dessus de ;
11 (over) I couldn't hear him above the sound of the drill je ne pouvais pas l'entendre à cause du bruit de la perceuse ; a shot was heard above the shouting on a entendu un coup de feu par-dessus les cris.
C adj the above names/items les noms/articles susmentionnés fml or figurant ci-dessus.
D adv
1 (higher up) a desk with a shelf above un bureau avec une étagère au-dessus ; the noise from the apartment above le bruit qui vient de l'appartement d'au-dessus ; the view from above la vue d'en haut ; an order from above un ordre qui vient d'en haut ; ideas imposed from above des idées imposées d'en haut ;
2 (earlier in the text) see above voir ci-dessus ; as stated above comme indiqué ci-dessus ;
3 (more) children of 12 and above les enfants âgés de 12 ans et plus ; tickets at £10 and above des billets à partir de dix livres ; those on incomes of £18,000 and above ceux dont les revenus atteignent ou dépassent 18 000 livres sterling ;
4 (in the sky) the sky up above was clear le ciel était dégagé ; to look up at the stars above lever les yeux vers les étoiles ; the powers above les puissances célestes ; in Heaven above aux cieux ; ⇒ cut.
E above all adv phr surtout.
to get above oneself ne plus se sentir .

Big English-French dictionary. 2003.

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