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, 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.

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. Edgar Watson Howe:

    The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win.

  2. Judith Martin:

    There are three social classes in America upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class.

  3. Frank Xie:

    Perpetrators such as the person stealing millions from the depositors often get shielded by accomplices in governments and in the upper-level management of the banks, the core problem is that China's financial system simply expanded far too fast relative to the size of the economy over the previous decade.

  4. Justin Palmer:

    Areas to our south -- the lower portions of the upper Mississippi and Illinois River -- are seeing relatively decent flows and levels are good for navigation, especially around St. Louis, but extreme cold outbreaks give us a concern for ice bites, which takes flow out of Illinois River, ice gets created in the pools, we drop a lot of flow, which drops stages and becomes an issue for potential groundings. On the Illinois River, however, with this extreme push of cold air, we could potentially see some ice form, but overall, we're seeing good traffic in St. Louis and believe this year the rivers have been more open with this warmer year.

  5. Air Force:

    Pieces of the failed rotor arm cut through the engine's fan case, the engine bay, an internal fuel tank, and hydraulic and fuel lines before exiting through the aircraft's upper fuselage, the total mishap damage is estimated to be in excess $50 million.

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