Meaning of UPPER in English


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


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

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

Students travel the cheap lower deck and tourists the ~.

? lower

ADJ: ADJ n, the ADJ


You use ~ to describe the higher part of something.

...the ~ part of the foot.

...the ~ rungs of the ladder.

? lower



If you have the ~ 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 ~ hand...

It was easy to see who had the ~ hand.

PHRASE: PHR after v


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

Leather ~s allow the feet to breathe.

N-COUNT: usu pl

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