What does Upper mean?

Definitions for Upper
ˈʌp ərup·per

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. upper berth, uppernoun

    the higher of two berths

  2. uppernoun

    piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot

    "Uppers come in many styles"

  3. amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speedadjective

    a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression

  4. upperadjective

    the topmost one of two

  5. upperadjective

    higher in place or position

    "the upper bunk"; "in the upper center of the picture"; "the upper stories"

  6. upperadjective

    superior in rank or accomplishment

    "the upper half of the class"

Wiktionary

  1. uppernoun

    That which is higher, contrasted with the lower.

    As the restless sleeper here, I'll take the lower berth. You take the upper.

  2. uppernoun

    The piece of leather, etc., that forms the top part of a shoe above the sole.

  3. uppernoun

    A stimulant such as amphetamine that increases energy and decreases appetite.

  4. upperadjective

    At a higher level, rank or position.

  5. upperadjective

    Situated on higher ground, further inland, or more northerly.

  6. upperadjective

    Of a later division of some period.

  7. upperadjective

    Of or pertaining to a secondary school.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Upperadjective

    Etymology: a comparative from up.

    Give the forehead a majestick grace, the mouth smiling; which you shall do by making a thin upper lip, and shadowing the mouth line a little at the corners. Henry Peacham.

    Our knight did bear no less a pack
    Of his own buttocks on his back;
    Which now had almost got the upper
    Hand of his head, for want of crupper. Hudibras.

    The understanding was then clear, and the soul’s upper region lofty and serene, free from the vapours of the inferior affections. Robert South, Sermons.

    With speed to night repair:
    For not the gods, nor angry Jove will bear
    Thy lawless wand’ring walks in upper air. Dryden.

    Deep as the dark infernal waters lie,
    From the bright regions of the chearful sky;
    So far the proud ascending rocks invade
    Heav’n’s upper realms, and cast a dreadful shade. Addison.

    The like corrupt and unreasonable custom prevailed far, and got the upper-hand of right reason with the greatest part. Richard Hooker, b. i.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Upper

    being further up, literally or figuratively; higher in place, position, rank, dignity, or the like; superior; as, the upper lip; the upper side of a thing; the upper house of a legislature

  2. Uppernoun

    the upper leather for a shoe; a vamp

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Upper

    up′ėr, adj. (comp. of up) farther up: higher in position, dignity, &c.: superior:—superl. Up′permost, Up′most.—ns. Up′per, the part of a boot or shoe above the sole and welt; Up′perhand, superiority: advantage.—adj. Up′permost, highest in place, rank, &c.: first to come into the mind.—adv. in the highest place, first.—n. Up′per-stō′ry, a story above the ground-floor: the brain.—n.pl. Up′per-ten, the wealthier or leading class in a community.—adj. Up′pish, assuming, pretentious, snobbish.—adv. Up′pishly.—n. Up′pishness. [For affix -most, cf. Aftermost, Foremost.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Upper' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1898

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Upper' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3694

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Upper' in Adjectives Frequency: #256

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Upper in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Upper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Upper in a Sentence

  1. National Weather Service:

    The center of the upper ridge looks to be situated over Kansas during the weekend ensuring the return of triple-digit heat to many areas.

  2. Peerapan Srisakorn Peerapan Srisakorn:

    It was very windy last night, the fire spread up quickly to the upper floors and then to every side, engulfing the whole building.

  3. James Ferstle:

    The culture needs to favor the clean athletes rather than the win-at-all costs mentality that has the upper hand today, unless we do change the culture, there will continue to be scandals.

  4. South Sudan military spokesperson:

    All the fighting in Upper Nile is around the oil areas, their intention is to control the oil fields in the areas.

  5. Erik Pevernagie:

    The upper lip must never tremble. Some fear to be abused and have their identity destroyed, if they make an aperture in the curtain of their emotions. (“The upper lip must never tremble”)

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