Meaning of UPPER in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ʌpə(r) ]

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


You use upper to describe something that is above something else.

There is a smart restaurant on the upper floor...

Students travel the cheap lower deck and tourists the upper.

≠ lower

ADJ : ADJ n , the ADJ


You use upper to describe the higher part of something.

...the upper part of the foot.

...the upper rungs of the ladder.

≠ lower



If you have the upper hand in a situation, you have more power than the other people involved and can make decisions about what happens.

The government was beginning to gain the upper hand...

It was easy to see who had the upper hand.

PHRASE : PHR after v


The upper of a shoe is the top part of it, which is attached to the sole and the heel.

Leather uppers allow the feet to breathe.

N-COUNT : usu pl

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