from The Century Dictionary.

  • Above; beyond; in a greater or higher degree. Also written aboon.


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  • ‘Come, come, provost,’ said the lady; rising, ‘if the maut gets abune the meal with you, it is time for me to take myself away — And you will come to my room, gentlemen, when you want a cup of tea.’

    Redgauntlet 2008

  • “If it be not abune twa dollars, Alison,” said the old gentleman, very reluctantly.

    Old Mortality 2004

  • And he gaed, and as he was bringing hame the water, a raven owre abune his head cried to him to look, and he would see that the water was running out.

    The Blue Fairy Book 2003

  • Swahili: mnavu, mnafu Taita: ndunda Tugen: kisuchot, kisuchon Turkana: esuja, abune, lokitoemenyan

    Chapter 7 1999

  • It's never let a Gorgi lad an inch abune your knee,

    The Banks of the Roses (4) 1996

  • I stuid up an 'lookit in at the bolie winda, juist abune whaur the skeels sit, an' here was Sandy an 'his cronies a' busy crackin 'an' smokin ', an enjoyin' themselves i 'the middle o' a great steer o 'reek an' noise.

    My Man Sandy J. B. Salmond

  • We saw the muckle lamp up abune the brig juist like a lichthoose twenty mile awa '.

    My Man Sandy J. B. Salmond

  • There was a nesty plook cam 'oot juist abune his lug on Setarday, an' he cudna get on his lum hat; so he had to bide at hame a 'Sabbath, an' he spent the feck o 'the day i' the hoose readin 'Tammas Boston's "Power-fold State" an' the

    My Man Sandy J. B. Salmond

  • I think he had gotten haud o 'a shelf abune his heid, an' giein 'himsel' a poo up; for there was a most terriple reeshel o 'broken bottles, an' beef tins, an 'roarin' an 'swearin', you never heard the like.

    My Man Sandy J. B. Salmond

  • I'm shure we hadna abune a moofu 'o' tea drucken, an 'Sandy was juist awa' to tak 'aff' the ham, when the fryin 'pan was knockit ooten his hand, an' doon the lum cam 'a pozel o' bricks an 'shute that wudda filled a cairt.

    My Man Sandy J. B. Salmond


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  • See usage note on naevus. A Sea of Words: "Provincial form of 'above.'" (76)

    March 6, 2008