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  1. up·per
    IPA[ˈəpər]
  2. adjective

    • 1. situated above another part:

      his upper arm the upper atmosphere
    • 2. higher in position or status:

      the upper end of the social scale
    • 3. situated on higher ground.

      Synonym : higher, further-up, loftier, overlying, superior, top
    • 4. situated to the north:

      Upper California
    • 5. denoting a younger (and hence usually shallower) part of a stratigraphic division or archaeological deposit or the period in which it was formed or deposited:

      the Upper Paleolithic age

    noun

    • 1. the part of a boot or shoe above the sole:

      leather uppers
    • noun

      a stimulating drug, especially amphetamine.
    • adjective

      situated above another part:

      higher in position or status:

    • noun

      the part of a boot or shoe above the sole:
    • noun

      a stimulating drug, especially amphetamine.
    • noun

      a secondary school for children aged from about fourteen upward, generally following on from a middle school.

      the section of a school that comprises or caters to the older students.

    • noun

      the social group that has the highest status in society, especially the aristocracy:
    • adjective

      relating to the group that has the highest status in society:
    • noun

      the upper classes:
    • adjective

      belonging to or characteristic of the upper class:
    • noun

      the smaller house in a bicameral legislature or parliament:

      (in the UK) the House of Lords.

    • plural

      the sky or heavens.
    • the northern section of Michigan that is separated from the southern part of the state by Lake Michigan, the Straits of Mackinac, and Lake Huron. Lake Superior is to the north.
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