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English definition of “upper”

upper

adjective [always before noun]
 
 
/ˈʌpər/
POSITION B1 at a higher position: an upper floor the upper lip the upper bodyUp and upwardMoving upwards
SOCIAL CLASS of a higher social classClass and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poor
the upper limit the highest amount or level, or the longest time that something is allowed → See also get/gain the upper handRange and limits
(Definition of upper from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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