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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

UP'PER, a. [comp. from up.]
1. Higher in place; as the upper lip; the upper side of a thing. An upper story is a higher one; the upper story is the highest. So the upper deck of a ship.
2. Superior in rank or dignity; as the upper house of a legislature.
Upper hand, advantage; superiority.
Upper-works, in a ship, the parts above water when the ship is properly balanced for a voyage; or that part which is above the main wale.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the topmost one of two
2: higher in place or position; "the upper bunk"; "in the upper center of the picture"; "the upper stories"
3: superior in rank or accomplishment; "the upper half of the class" n
1: the higher of two berths [syn: upper berth, upper]
2: 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: a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression [syn: amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed]

Merriam Webster's

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> 2. constituting the branch of a bicameral legislature that is usually smaller and more restricted in membership and possesses greater traditional prestige than the lower house 3. a. constituting a stratum relatively near the earth's surface b. capitalized being a later epoch or series of the period or system named <Upper Cretaceous> <Upper Paleolithic> 4. northern <upper Manhattan> II. noun Date: 1789 one that is upper: as a. the parts of a shoe or boot above the sole b. an upper tooth or denture c. an upper berth III. noun Etymology: up + 2-er Date: circa 1968 1. a stimulant drug; especially amphetamine 2. something that induces a state of good feeling or exhilaration

Oxford Reference Dictionary

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. Phrases and idioms: on one's uppers colloq. extremely short of money. upper case see CASE(2). upper class the highest class of society, esp. the aristocracy. upper-class adj. of the upper class. the upper crust colloq. the aristocracy. upper-cut n. an upwards blow delivered with the arm bent. --v.tr. hit with an upper-cut. the upper hand dominance or control. Upper House the higher house in a legislature, esp. the House of Lords. the upper regions 1 the sky. 2 heaven. upper works the part of a ship that is above the water when fully laden. Etymology: ME f. UP + -ER(2) 2. n. sl. a stimulant drug, esp. an amphetamine. Etymology: UP v. + -ER(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Upper Up"per, n. The upper leather for a shoe; a vamp.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. The upper hand, the superiority; the advantage. See To have the upper hand, under Hand. --Jowett (Thucyd.). Upper Bench (Eng. Hist.), the name of the highest court of common law (formerly King's Bench) during the Commonwealth. Upper case, the top one of a pair of compositor's cases. See the Note under 1st Case, n., 3. Upper covert (Zo["o]l.), one of the coverts situated above the bases of the tail quills. Upper deck (Naut.), the topmost deck of any vessel; the spar deck. Upper leather, the leather for the vamps and quarters of shoes. Upper strake (Naut.), the strake next to the deck, usually of hard wood, and heavier than the other strakes. Upper ten thousand, or (abbreviated) Upper ten, the ten thousand, more or less, who are highest in position or wealth; the upper class; the aristocracy. [Colloq.] Upper topsail (Naut.), the upper half of a double topsail. Upper works (Naut.), all those parts of the hull of a vessel that are properly above water. Upper world. (a) The atmosphere. (b) Heaven. (c) This world; the earth; -- in distinction from the underworld.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. 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. ? lower ADJ: ADJ n, the ADJ 2. You use upper to describe the higher part of something. ...the upper part of the foot. ...the upper rungs of the ladder. ? lower ADJ: ADJ n 3. If you have the upper hand in a situation, you have more power than the other people involved and can make decisions about what happens. The government was beginning to gain the upper hand... It was easy to see who had the upper hand. PHRASE: PHR after v 4. The upper of a shoe is the top part of it, which is attached to the sole and the heel. Leather uppers allow the feet to breathe. N-COUNT: usu pl

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