Definitions for: Upper


[n] a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression
[n] piece of leather that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole
[n] the higher of two berths
[adj] higher in place or position; "the upper bunk"; "in the upper center of the picture"; "the upper stories"
[adj] superior in rank or accomplishment; "the upper half of the class"
[adj] the topmost one of two



Webster (1913) Definition: Up"per, a.; comp. of Up.
Being further up, literally or figuratively; higher in place,
position, rank, dignity, or the like; superior; as, the upper
lip; the upper side of a thing; the upper house of a
legislature.

The upper hand, the superiority; the advantage. See {To
have the upper hand}, under Hand. --Jowett (Thucyd.).

Upper Bench (Eng. Hist.), the name of the highest court of
common law (formerly King's Bench) during the
Commonwealth.

Upper case, the top one of a pair of compositor's cases.
See the Note under 1st Case, n., 3.

Upper covert (Zo["o]l.), one of the coverts situated above
the bases of the tail quills.

Upper deck (Naut.), the topmost deck of any vessel; the
spar deck.

Upper leather, the leather for the vamps and quarters of
shoes.

Upper strake (Naut.), the strake next to the deck, usually
of hard wood, and heavier than the other strakes.

Upper ten thousand, or (abbreviated) Upper ten, the ten
thousand, more or less, who are highest in position or
wealth; the upper class; the aristocracy. [Colloq.]

Upper topsail (Naut.), the upper half of a double topsail.


Upper works (Naut.), all those parts of the hull of a
vessel that are properly above water.

Upper world.
(a) The atmosphere.
(b) Heaven.
(c) This world; the earth; -- in distinction from the
underworld.


Up"per, n.
The upper leather for a shoe; a vamp.

Synonyms: amphetamine, high, pep pill, speed, superior, top(a), upper berth

See Also: amphetamine sulfate, amphetamine sulphate, bennie, Benzedrine, berth, built in bed, bunk, deoxyephedrine, Dexedrine, dextroamphetamine sulphate, drug of abuse, footgear, footwear, meth, methamphetamine, methamphetamine hydrochloride, Methedrine, piece of leather, quarter, stimulant, stimulant drug, street drug, toe, vamp

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