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. Joanne Liu:

    Ebola still has the upper hand.

  2. Dawlat Waziri:

    We have the upper hand in this fight.

  3. Juan Enriquez:

    Macri works for the middle and upper classes.

  4. Phoebe Cary:

    And though hard be the task, 'Keep a stiff upper lip'.

  5. Claude Swanson:

    When the water reaches the upper level, follow the rats.

Images & Illustrations of upper

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