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(geology & archaeology) Of, relating to, or being a later division of the period named.
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Higher in place, position, or rank.

The upper bunk; the upper half of the class.

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Denoting the smaller and usually less broadly representative house of a bicameral legislature.
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Situated on higher ground.

Upper regions.

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Lying farther inland.

The upper Nile.

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Northern.

The upper Midwest.

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The part of a shoe or boot above the sole.
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(informal) An upper berth.
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(informal) The upper teeth or a set of upper dentures.
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A drug, especially an amphetamine, used as a stimulant.
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An exhilarating or euphoric experience.
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In a place or on a level above another.

Upper lip, upper jaw, upper floor.

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Higher in rank, authority, or dignity.

The upper classes.

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Being farther north, farther inland, or at a higher elevation of land.

The upper St. Lawrence.

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(archaeol., geol.) More recent; later.
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The part of a shoe or boot above the sole.
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(informal) An upper berth, as in a Pullman car.
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(informal) The upper teeth or dentures.
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(slang) Any drug containing a stimulant; esp., an amphetamine.
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(informal) The upper teeth or a set of upper dentures.
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A drug, especially an amphetamine, used as a stimulant.
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An exhilarating or euphoric experience.
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Being a later or more recent division of the geological or archaeological period named.
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That which is higher, contrasted with the lower.

As the restless sleeper here, I'll take the lower berth. You take the upper.

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(shoemaking) The piece of leather, etc., that forms the top part of a shoe above the sole.
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A stimulant such as amphetamine that increases energy and decreases appetite.
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Situated on higher ground, further inland, or more northerly.
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(geology, of strata or geological time periods) Younger, more recent.
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(education) Of or pertaining to a secondary school.
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(informal) on (one's) uppers
  • Impoverished; destitute.
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(informal) on one's uppers
  • in need or want
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
upper
Plural:
uppers

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs