upper

  • 1 Upper — Up per, a.; comp. of {Up}. 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. [1913 Webster] {The upper… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 upper — [up′ər] adj. [ME, compar. of up,UP1] 1. in a place or on a level above another [upper lip, upper jaw, upper floor] 2. higher in rank, authority, or dignity [the upper classes] 3. being farther north, farther inland, or at a higher elevation of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 upper — (adj.) c.1300, originally comparative of UP (Cf. up). Cf. M.Du. upper, Du. opper, Low Ger. upper, Norw. yppare. Noun meaning part of a shoe above the sole is recorded from 1789; sense of stimulant drug is from 1968. Upper crust is attested from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 upper — ► ADJECTIVE 1) situated above another part. 2) higher in position or status. 3) situated on higher ground. 4) (in place names ) situated to the north. ► NOUN 1) the part of a boot or shoe above the sole. 2) informal …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 Upper 10 — is a caffeinated lemon lime soft drink, similar to Sprite, 7 Up, or Sierra Mist. It was bottled by RC Cola.However, now that RC Cola is owned by Dr Pepper Snapple Group, bottlers are discontinuing it in favor of the similar and more popular 7… …

    Wikipedia

  • 6 Upper — Up per, n. The upper leather for a shoe; a vamp. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Upper — may refer to: * Stimulant drugs * Vamp the part of a shoe on the top of the foot * The top part of some other object or device (gun, etc.) * The more elevated, upstream, or northern part of a town, river, or other geographical feature (e.g., the… …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 Upper — (von engl. to upload sth., „etwas hochladen“) ist eine Bezeichnung aus der FXP Szene für jemanden, der Dateien auf einen Server lädt und diese sogenannten Leechern zur Verfügung stellt. Upper verfügen normalerweise über eine leistungsstarke… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 9 upper — [adj1] above high, higher, loftier, more elevated, overhead, top, topmost, uppermost, upward; concept 583 Ant. below, lower, under upper [adj2] superior beautiful, elevated, elite, eminent, greater, important, more important; concept 555 Ant.… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 Upper [1] — Upper, (engl., spr. Öpper), ober, höher; bes. in Zusammensetzungen …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 11 Upper [2] — Upper, Städtischer Bezirk (Township) in der Grafschaft Lawrence des Staates Ohio (Nordamerika), am Ohio River; 3000 Ew …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 upper — up|per1 [ ʌpər ] adjective only before noun *** ▸ 1 higher than something else ▸ 2 near/at the top of something ▸ 3 higher in status ▸ 4 to the north ▸ 5 away from coast ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) higher than something else, especially one of two things… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 upper — 1. adj. & n. adj. 1 higher in place; situated above another part (the upper atmosphere; the upper lip). 2 higher in rank or dignity etc. (the upper class). 3 situated on higher ground (Upper Egypt). n. the part of a boot or shoe above the sole.… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 upper — I UK [ˈʌpə(r)] / US [ˈʌpər] adjective [only before noun] *** 1) higher than something else, especially one of two things that are a pair He had a scar on his upper lip. You ll be able to see more if you sit on the upper deck of the bus. 2) near… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 upper — [[t]ʌ̱pə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ uppers 1) ADJ COMPAR: ADJ n, the ADJ You use upper to describe something that is above something else. There is a smart restaurant on the upper floor... Students travel the cheap lower deck and tourists the upper. Ant: lower… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 upper — upper1 /up euhr/, adj. 1. higher, as in place, position, pitch, or in a scale: the upper stories of a house; the upper register of a singer s voice. 2. superior, as in rank, dignity, or station. 3. (of places) at a higher level, more northerly,… …

    Universalium

  • 17 upper — up|per1 W2 [ˈʌpə US er] adj [only before noun] [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: up] 1.) in a higher position than something else ≠ ↑lower ▪ the upper lip 2.) near or at the top of something ≠ ↑lower ▪ the upper floors of a building ▪ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 upper — 1 adjective (only before noun) 1 in a higher position than something else: the upper lip 2 near or at the top of something: The monkeys live in the upper branches. 3 have/gain the upper hand to have more power than someone else, so that you are… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 upper — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, comparative of 2up Date: 14th century 1. a. higher in physical position, rank, or order < the upper lip > < upper management > b. farther inland < the upper Mississippi > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 upper — I up•per [[t]ˈʌp ər[/t]] adj. 1) higher, as in place, position, pitch, or in a scale: the upper stories of a house[/ex] 2) superior, as in rank, dignity, or station 3) (of places) at a higher level, more northerly, or farther from the sea: upper… …

    From formal English to slang


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