upper berth, upper(noun)
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, speed(adj)
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.
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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'upper' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1898
Written Corpus Frequency
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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We have the upper hand in this fight.
Macri works for the middle and upper classes.
And though hard be the task, 'Keep a stiff upper lip'.
When the water reaches the upper level, follow the rats.
A number of surgeries have rebuilt an upper or a lower lip.
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Translations for upper
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- superior, altCatalan, Valencian
- kaukaisempi, korkeampi, ylempi, myöhempi, ylä-, pohjoisempiFinnish
- 윗, 웃Korean
- superior, acimaPortuguese
- hanaq, hananQuechua
- верхний, позднийRussian
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