Meaning of UPPER in English


I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, comparative of 2up Date: 14th century 1. higher in physical position, rank, or order , farther inland , constituting the branch of a bicameral legislature that is usually smaller and more restricted in membership and possesses greater traditional prestige than the lower house, 3. constituting a stratum relatively near the earth's surface, being a later epoch or series of the period or system named , northern , II. noun Date: 1789 one that is ~: as, the parts of a shoe or boot above the sole, an ~ tooth or denture, an ~ berth, III. noun Etymology: up + 2-er Date: circa 1968 a stimulant drug, something that induces a state of good feeling or exhilaration

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