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upper1 US English

Situated above another part

upper2 US English

A stimulating drug, especially amphetamine

upper US Thesaurus

the upper floor

Upper in Pima US English

A member of either of two American Indian peoples, the (Upper) Pima living chiefly along the Gila and Salt rivers of southern Arizona, and the Lower Pima of central Sonora

fixer-upper US English

A house in need of repairs (used chiefly in connection with the purchase of such a house)

upper class US English

The social group that has the highest status in society, especially the aristocracy

upper crust US English

The upper classes

Upper Darby US English

A township in southern Pennsylvania, southwest of Philadelphia; population 78,443 (est. 2008)

upper house US English

The smaller house in a bicameral legislature or parliament

upper-level US English

At or of a level that is higher in position or status

Upper Volta US English

Former name (until 1984) for Burkina Faso.

upper works US English

The parts of a ship that are above the water when it is fully laden

upper-class US Thesaurus

our upper-class relations look down on us

upper class New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

upper house New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

higher house in a bicameral parliament; the Upper House the House of Lords

Upper Volta New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

former name for Burkina Faso

Upper Austria US English

A state of NW Austria; capital, Linz

Upper Canada US English

The mainly English-speaking region of Canada north of the Great Lakes and west of the Ottawa River, in what is now southern Ontario

upper chamber US English

Another term for upper house.

upper circle US English

The tier of seats in a theatre above the dress circle

upper regions US English

The sky or heavens

upper school US English

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

Upper Peninsula US English

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

upper middle class US English

The social group between the upper and the middle class, made up of well-paid professionals, managers, and their families

upper middle class New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(three words, hyphens when attributive)

a stiff upper lip US English

A quality of uncomplaining stoicism

have the upper hand US English

Have or gain advantage or control over someone or something

uppercut US English

A punch delivered with an upward motion and the arm bent

uppercase US English

Capital letters as opposed to small letters (lowercase)

upper case in uppercase US English

Capital letters as opposed to small letters (lowercase)

the Upper House in upper house US English

(In the UK) the House of Lords

mordent US English

A rapid alternation of a note with the note immediately below or above it in the scale (sometimes further distinguished as lower mordent and upper mordent). The term inverted mordent usually refers to the upper mordent

a stiff upper lip in stiff US English

A quality of uncomplaining stoicism

the Paleozoic in Paleozoic US English

The Paleozoic era or the system of rocks deposited during it

have the upper hand in upper1 US English

Have or gain advantage or control over someone or something

the Paleolithic in Paleolithic US English

The Paleolithic period

upper mordent in mordent US English

A rapid alternation of a note with the note immediately below or above it in the scale (sometimes further distinguished as lower mordent and upper mordent). The term inverted mordent usually refers to the upper mordent

Upper Paleozoic in Paleozoic US English

Of, relating to, or denoting the era between the Precambrian eon and the Mesozoic era

Upper Normandy in Normandy New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

former province of NW France, now divided into Lower Normandy (Basse-Normandie) and Upper Normandy (Haute-Normandie)

Upper Paleolithic in Paleolithic US English

Of, relating to, or denoting the early phase of the Stone Age, lasting about 2.5 million years, when primitive stone implements were used

the upper hand in upper US Thesaurus

it remains to be seen which party will have the upper hand in this election

have or gain the upper hand in upper1 US English

Have or gain advantage or control over someone or something


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