What does upper mean?

Definitions for upper
ˈʌp ərup·per

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word upper.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. upper berth, upper(noun)

    the higher of two berths

  2. upper(noun)

    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, speed(adj)

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

  4. upper(adj)

    the topmost one of two

  5. upper(adj)

    higher in place or position

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

  6. upper(adj)

    superior in rank or accomplishment

    "the upper half of the class"

Wiktionary

  1. upper(Noun)

    That which is higher, contrasted with the lower.

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

  2. upper(Noun)

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

  3. upper(Noun)

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

  4. upper(Adjective)

    At a higher level, rank or position.

  5. upper(Adjective)

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

  6. upper(Adjective)

    Of a later division of some period.

  7. upper(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a secondary school.

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. Upper(noun)

    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.]

British National Corpus

  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. Adam Sarhan:

    The overall trend remains higher, but we're reaching a point where we're overbought. Six percent since last Tuesday is such a strong move in such a short period of time, even if bulls have the upper hand in the longer term.

  2. Phil Hill:

    It’s not unusual for a middle class, upper class family with soccer kids to be spending $20, $30, $40,000 a year to keep them all playing at the high level, the median household income of most kids we work with is $26,000. I mean you can do the math. It just locks them out.

  3. Wilson Chowdhry:

    The poor can’t and don’t escape but the middle and upper classes flee to Thailand, [Back in Pakistan] they are doctors, lawyers, professors, politicians.

  4. Leigh Henry:

    The threat is still the gillnet, but Leigh Henry’re now dealing with a whole new industry, instead of legal shrimp fishers, we’re now dealing with transnational organized crime and people working on the black market. In the last few years, the Mexican government has stepped up its efforts to curtail poaching in the Gulf of California – the body of water that separates the Baja Peninsula from the rest of Mexico – adding in June two small boats, a number of vehicles and 135 sailors to an enforcement force deployed in 2015 under the Upper Gulf of California Integrated Protection Program. The new support joined the 13 ships, five vehicles, a helicopter-carrying ship and a plane already deployed to combat illegal fishing in the region. The U.S., which is seen as the main transshipment country for the totoaba’s bladders, has also joined in the fight against traffickers. Last year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized 1,328 pounds of totoaba fish bladders that were in route to Hong Kong. While conservationists agree that the main battle to save the totoaba and vaquita is in Mexican water, they acknowledge that the demand for the bladders in China is the reason for the illegal trade and argued that officials in Beijing and Hong Kong need to crack down on the underground fish trade. ' WORLD'S SADDEST POLAR BEAR' MOVED AFTER OUTPOURING OF OUTRAGE TOWARDS CHINESE MALL The problem, experts argue, is that wildlife trafficking is so pervasive in the world’s most populous nation that authorities are stretched thin and forced to give priority to larger cases.

  5. Jill Barrett:

    What they don’t want, I think deep down, is for people just to do a home on 'Fixer Upper' with that intent of just VRBO-ing it to try and make a buck. They really do put their heart and soul into the home for that family, or that couple or that person.

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