Definition of upper
What does the word upper mean?
part of speech: adjective, noun
Higher in place, situated above, as u. lip, u. storey (of house, also fig. = brain, as something wrong in his u. storey), u. (right-hand side of) keyboard, u. CASE, have or get the u. hand (mastery), u. works naut., parts of ship above water when she is balanced for voyage; higher in rank, dignity, &c., as the u. servants, the U. House, House of Lords, the u. ten (thousand), the aristocracy, the U. Bench (hist.), Court of King\'s Bench during exile of Charles II; (n.) u. part of boot or shoe, as be on one\'s uu. (poor, in difficulties). (pl.) cloth gaiters. [Middle English]