from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Higher in place, position, or rank: the upper bunk; the upper half of the class.
- adj. Situated on higher ground: upper regions.
- adj. Lying farther inland: the upper Nile.
- adj. Northern: the upper Midwest.
- adj. Geology & Archaeology Of, relating to, or being a later division of the period named.
- adj. Denoting the smaller and usually less broadly representative house of a bicameral legislature.
- n. The part of a shoe or boot above the sole.
- n. Informal An upper berth.
- n. Informal The upper teeth or a set of upper dentures.
- n. Slang A drug, especially an amphetamine, used as a stimulant.
- n. Slang An exhilarating or euphoric experience.
- idiom on (one's) uppers Informal Impoverished; destitute.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. That which is higher, contrasted with the lower.
- n. The piece of leather, etc., that forms the top part of a shoe above the sole.
- n. A stimulant such as amphetamine that increases energy and decreases appetite.
- adj. At a higher level, rank or position.
- adj. Situated on higher ground, further inland, or more northerly.
- adj. Of a later division of some period.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a secondary school.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Being further up, literally or figuratively; higher in place, position, rank, dignity, or the like; superior.
- n. The upper leather for a shoe; a vamp.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Higher in place: opposed to nether: as, the upper lip; the upper side of a thing; an upper story; the upper deck.
- Superior in rank or dignity: as, the upper house of a legislature; an upper servant.
- Vamps and quarters of boots and shoes collectively. Also called simply uppers.
- n. The upper part of a shoe or boot, comprising the vamp and quarters.
- n. plural Separate cloth gaiters to button above the shoes over the ankle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. higher in place or position
- n. the higher of two berths
- n. a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression
- n. piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot
- adj. the topmost one of two
- adj. superior in rank or accomplishment
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