- an upper dental plate.
- an upper tooth.
- upper air,
- upper airway,
- upper arlington,
- upper arm,
- upper atmosphere
Origin of upper1
Origin of upper2
Examples from the Web for upper
Kanye refuses to stomach any rejection, no matter how upper crust.Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Balmain Campaign: High Fashion Meets Low Culture|Amy Zimmerman|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Targeting her upper back, Couple sat cross-legged on a table while she whipped her slave.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When I came to New York after college I was taken with the world of Jewish intellectuals and the Upper West Side.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life|David Yaffe|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sure, the Red Coats had the upper hand in terms of transportation, supplies and training.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site|Justin Jones|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They and their allies seem to have the upper hand in Missouri.
The upper path returns to the road along the crest of the bank, and a few steps brings the tourist to Fort Clinton.
The upper part of the stud is screwed, and carries the guard D and an hexagonal nut E. F is the india-rubber.An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design|David Allan Low
On the upper Tokachi, however, they are covered with the bark of trees.Alone with the Hairy Ainu|A. H. Savage Landor
Tenaya Canyon enters from the east in line with the valley, looking as if it were the Valley's upper reach.The Book of the National Parks|Robert Sterling Yard
Pinnæ broadly lanceolate-falcate or the lowest triangular, strongly auricled on the upper side, densely spinulose-toothed.The Fern Lover's Companion|George Henry Tilton
c.1300, originally comparative of up. Cf. Middle Dutch upper, Dutch opper, Low German upper, Norwegian yppare. Noun meaning "part of a shoe above the sole" is recorded from 1789; sense of "stimulant drug" is from 1968. Upper crust is attested from mid-15c. in reference to the top crust of a loaf of bread, 1836 in reference to society. The pugilistic uppercut is first recorded 1842. Upper hand "advantage" is late 15c., probably from wrestling. Upperclassman is recorded from 1871. Upper middle class (adj.) is first recorded 1872.
In addition to the idioms beginning with upper
- upper crust
- upper hand
- upper story
- keep a stiff upper lip
- on one's uppers