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. Michael Salzhauer:

    The areas that we inject Botox are the upper face, exactly the parts of the face that aren't covered by the mask so it's really ideal.

  2. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said this bottlenose dolphin was speared to death in May and washed up on shore on Upper Captiva Island in Florida. A reward has been posted for information in the case. ( NOAA) HUNDREDS OF DOLPHINS STRANDED, WASH UP DEAD ALONG US GULF COAST, OFFICIALS SAY The bottlenose dolphin washed up on shore on Upper Captiva Island in May. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the dolphin was known to area biologists when he was alive. He was last observed swimming around fishing boats and was seen with begging dolphins.

  3. Krishnan Bhaskaran:

    BMI higher than 25, the upper end of healthy, is linked to most cancers, most cardiovascular diseases, respiratory disease, and liver and kidney conditions.

  4. Beverly Green:

    I am not Beverly Green, but from what I understand, you need a cuff( the thing that wraps around your arm and is pumped up) preferably on the upper arm, to get an accurate BP, the cuff compresses the arteries and measures the amount of pressure the heart needs to get blood out to the arteries and the pressure of the arteries when the heart is relaxed.

  5. Mike Riera:

    On Friday afternoon, the Los Angeles Police Department informed Brentwood School that Upper School teacher, Dr. Aimee Palmitessa, had been arrested on suspicion of inappropriate relations with a student and is expected to face charges, the LAPD did not share additional information with us, such as the nature of the inappropriate relationship or the identity of the minor student.

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