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  1. up·per house
    IPA[ˈəpər ˌhous]
  2. noun

    • 1. the smaller house in a bicameral legislature or parliament:

      they have veto powers through their seats in the Bundesrat, the upper house of parliament
    • 2. (in the UK) the House of Lords.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: upper house, plural noun: upper houses

    • noun

      the higher house in a bicameral parliament or similar legislature:

      (in the UK) the House of Lords.

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