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

How to pronounce upper?

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How to say upper in sign language?

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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. Philip Aguer:

    A ground attack was launched by the rebels in Upper Nile today on SPLA positions in Obudo County using a big force supported by heavy machine guns, another area of violation by the rebels was in Unity state. The rebels shelled SPLA force positions in Bentiu north of the town this morning.

  2. 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”)

  3. Germany Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel:

    That's rather astonishing because Bavaria agreed last year in the lower house and the upper house of parliament to the routes for the transmission lines, i think we've made some proposals to reduce the burdens on Bavaria.

  4. David Teuscher:

    In boxing, you have to keep your hands up in front of your face and upper torso to defend the blows, or hold them out in a defensive position, and all of that dramatically affects the rotator cuff tendons, it’s his punching shoulder, not his jab shoulder, but either one you have to be able to hit with both, which means you have to be able to extend it out there.

  5. Amanda Townshend:

    We didn't put two and two together of the sippy cups and his health until recently, he's always had a stuffy nose after using them and just about a week or so ago he had an upper respiratory infection.

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