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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈʌpə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈʌpɚ/
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- Hyphenation: up‧per
- Rhymes: -ʌpə(r)
- At a higher level, rank or position.
- Situated on higher ground, further inland, or more northerly.
- (geology, of strata or geological time periods) younger, more recent
- (education) Of or pertaining to a secondary school.
at a higher level, rank or position
situated on higher ground, further inland, or more northerly
of a later division of some period
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upper (plural uppers)
- That which is higher, contrasted with the lower.
- As the restless sleeper here, I'll take the lower berth. You take the upper.
- (shoemaking) The piece of leather, etc., that forms the top part of a shoe above the sole.
- A stimulant, such as amphetamine, that increases energy and decreases appetite.
- (shoemaking): vamp
the part of a shoe above the sole
- on one's uppers — destitute