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Definition 1: piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where upper or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Uppers come in many styles

(upper is a kind of ...) a separate part consisting of leather

(... is a kind of upper ) the forward tip of the upper of a shoe or boot that provides space and protection for the toes

"the toe box may be rounded or pointed"

(upper is a part of ...) piece of leather that comprises the part of a shoe or boot covering the heel and joining the vamp

(upper is a part of ...) piece of leather forming the front part of the upper of a shoe

(... is part of upper) footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg

(... is part of upper) footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material

Definition 2: a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for upper in the sense of this definition

(upper is a kind of ...) a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction

(upper is a kind of ...) a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process

(... is a kind of upper ) a sulfate derivative of amphetamine that is used as a stimulant for the central nervous system

(... is a kind of upper ) a form of amphetamine

(... is a kind of upper ) an isomer of amphetamine (trade name Dexedrine) used as a central nervous system stimulant

(... is a kind of upper ) an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant

Definition 3: the higher of two berths - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for upper in the sense of this definition

(upper is a kind of ...) a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers

Definition 4: higher in place or position - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where upper or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the upper bunk
  • in the upper center of the picture
  • the upper stories

(upper is similar to ...) (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high')

"a high mountain" "high ceilings" "high buildings" "a high forehead" "a high incline" "a foot high"

Definition 5: superior in rank or accomplishment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where upper or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the upper half of the class

(upper is similar to ...) of or characteristic of high rank or importance

"a superior ruler"

Definition 6: the topmost one of two - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(upper is similar to ...) situated at the top or highest position

"the top shelf"

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