adjective (before noun)
- 1 1.1 (spatially, numerically)(jaw)the upper storeysupper age limitlas plantas or los pisos superiorestemperatures in the upper twentieslímite (masculine) (máximo) de edadthe upper tax brackettemperaturas de cerca de 30°C or de casi 30°Cla banda impositiva más elevadaExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (in rank, importance)
- Place the cuff on your bare upper arm one-inch above the bend of your elbow.
- They arise when the water vapour from hot aircraft exhausts mixes with the cool air of the upper atmosphere, about 32,000 ft above the Earth's surface.
- Below it is a grand looking sofa that has large wooden arms at each side and an ornate square pattern that runs above the upper cushion.
(ranks/echelons)the upper chamber oupper house (Politics)más elevadola cámara alta
- These farmers are mostly uneducated but they take full advantage of the benefits they can derive from their upper caste status.
- By the start of next season, I want us to be pitching for a position at the upper end of the league table.
- Should we be struggling to improve women's position in the upper layers of the bourgeoisie, or should we be addressing the fundamental divisions within society?
- 2 (Geography) the upper reaches of the NileUpper Silesiala parte alta del Nilothe Upper Danubela Alta Silesiaupper Manhattanel alto Danubioel norte de ManhattanExample sentences
- The tour raises money for the Wesley Institute, an Upper St. Clair nonprofit organization that provides services to Southwestern Pennsylvania youths with mental health and behavioral challenges.
- John Maher, an Upper St. Clair Republican, said leaders ‘are aware of my desire for openness.’
- She worked in the music industry in Los Angeles for many years but recently moved back to an Upper East Side apartment, where she is trying to write a screenplay and buying vintage clothing and jewelry to resell on eBay.
- 1.1 (of shoe)(parte superior del calzado)leather uppers, man-made solesto be (down) on one's uppers [colloquial]zapatos de cuero con suela sintética1.2estar más pobre que las ratasalso: uppers plural(American English) (Dentistry)Example sentences
- Gone are the thoughts of pure function, of rubber soles and leather uppers.
- I'm fortunate in having a decent cobbler nearby, so I can get boots reheeled until the uppers collapse.
- Down the side streets are specialized shops supplying this little industry - some sell bundles of shoelaces, others leather, and still others pre-made shoe uppers.
- (drug) [slang]Example sentences
- Information gleaned from this survey included age of onset of use of marijuana, cocaine, uppers, and LSD.
- Because monthly use of cocaine, uppers, and LSD is rare and infrequent among adolescents, annual estimates were employed to provide sufficient distribution for conducting meaningful analyses.
- Among drug users, abused youth were significantly younger than their nonabused peers in mean age of onset of marijuana, cocaine, and uppers use.
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