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Definitions of upper

  1. a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the topmost one of two Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. piece of leather that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the higher of two berths Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. higher in place or position; "the upper bunk"; "in the upper center of the picture"; "the upper stories" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. superior in rank or accomplishment; "the upper half of the class" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. The upper leather for a shoe; a vamp. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Higher in place, rank, or degree; the vamp of a shoe. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. (comp. of UP), Further up: higher in position, dignity, etc.: superior. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Higher; superior. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Higher than something else. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. 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.
  14. Gaiter tops for wearing above the shoe. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Higher in place; superior in rank or dignity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. up'[.e]r, 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-ST[=O]'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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. Higher in place, situated above, as u. lip, u. storey (of house, also fig. = brain, as something wrong in his u. storey), u. (right-hand side of) keyboard, u. CASE, have or get the u. hand (mastery), u. works naut., parts of ship above water when she is balanced for voyage; higher in rank, dignity, &c., as the u. servants, the U. House, House of Lords, the u. ten (thousand), the aristocracy, the U. Bench (hist.), Court of King\'s Bench during exile of Charles II; (n.) u. part of boot or shoe, as be on one\'s uu. (poor, in difficulties). (pl.) cloth gaiters. [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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