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Definitions of upper

  1. Gaiter tops for wearing above the shoe. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. piece of leather that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The upper leather for a shoe; a vamp. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. That part of a boot or shoe above the sole and welt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Higher; superior. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. the topmost one of two Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. higher in place or position; "the upper bunk"; "in the upper center of the picture"; "the upper stories" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. superior in rank or accomplishment; "the upper half of the class" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. Higher in place, rank, or degree; the vamp of a shoe. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. (comp. of UP), Further up: higher in position, dignity, etc.: superior. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Usage examples for upper

  1. Mrs. Post and Miss Forrest both have been coming along the upper gallery frequently, bringing things to both Blunt and McLean. – 'Laramie;' or, The Queen of Bedlam. by Charles King
  2. In their upper story was a perpetual fire, which was plainly seen in the night. – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) by Jacob Bryant
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