Definitions for Upper
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Upper.
upper berth, uppernoun
the higher of two berths
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"
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
the topmost one of two
higher in place or position
"the upper bunk"; "in the upper center of the picture"; "the upper stories"
superior in rank or accomplishment
"the upper half of the class"
That which is higher, contrasted with the lower.
As the restless sleeper here, I'll take the lower berth. You take the upper.
The piece of leather, etc., that forms the top part of a shoe above the sole.
A stimulant such as amphetamine that increases energy and decreases appetite.
At a higher level, rank or position.
Situated on higher ground, further inland, or more northerly.
Of a later division of some period.
Of or pertaining to a secondary school.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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
the upper leather for a shoe; a vamp
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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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Rank popularity for the word 'Upper' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1898
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Rank popularity for the word 'Upper' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3694
Rank popularity for the word 'Upper' in Adjectives Frequency: #256
The numerical value of Upper in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Upper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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.
It was very windy last night, the fire spread up quickly to the upper floors and then to every side, engulfing the whole building.
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.
All the fighting in Upper Nile is around the oil areas, their intention is to control the oil fields in the areas.
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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- superior, altCatalan, Valencian
- ylä-, kaukaisempi, korkeampi, myöhempi, ylempi, pohjoisempiFinnish
- 윗, 웃Korean
- acima, superiorPortuguese
- hanaq, hananQuechua
- поздний, верхнийRussian
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