Definition of 'upper'
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Example sentences containing 'upper'
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He is a great athlete with a strong upper body for shrugging people off. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The best homes are in the upper west end. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He is very strong in the upper body and in the legs and so it is very hard being up against him. The Sun (2017)During the summer they are truly golden birds, with shining gold upper parts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Your upper limit is likely to be your colleague's lowest ebb. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That could have given their team the upper hand, but he needed boots on the ground. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A wall was blown out and part of the upper floor collapsed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Those who regularly attend games here talk of their alienation from the upper echelons, the money and the bling. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Way above in the upper atmosphere, ripples of glowing light were spotted tracking across the sky in tandem with the tsunami below. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Take time to stretch both upper and lower body on all workouts. The Sun (2012)Something has changed in the upper atmosphere of our politics. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This gives you the lower and upper end of your aerobic training zone. Shape Your Body, Shape Your Life (1987)The large but incomplete hull lacks upper decks. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The final step brought us to the firm floor of the upper room. The Tribes Triumphant (2006)Your upper back also benefits from the position you sit in during cycling. The Sun (2014)We battle the upper echelons of super villains. The Sun (2014)You tense your abdominal muscles when you speak rather than your throat and upper chest. Christianity Today (2000)This shows an inclination to avoid the upper part of a vertical frame. Collins Complete Guide to Photography (1993)Twenty-five percent was thus the upper limit beyond which oxygen could not rise. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet (2007)The two upper floors are reached by a sweeping staircase. The Sun (2006)His upper body remains still while his legs pedal with almost hypnotic beauty. Times, Sunday Times (2012)High above them he saw a thin streak of a condensation trail in the upper atmosphere. BomberIt had tables and seats downstairs and an enormous upper deck. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This will help to strengthen your arms and upper back. The Sun (2016)Its tentacles stretch far into the upper echelons of government. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Use your diaphragm and stomach muscles while keeping your upper chest relaxed. Stay Well This Winter (1989)This is wrapped around the upper part of the arm above the elbow. Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Easy Stages (1989)In December she was given a course of injections in both her upper and lower jaw. The Sun (2010)Pictures showed smears of blood, a body outside the building and smouldering wreckage on an upper floor. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Look at the upper and lower surfaces of the object in the first picture (far left). Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'upper'
British English: upper /ˈʌpə/ ADJECTIVE
You use upper to describe something that is above something else.
...a smart restaurant on the upper floor.
- American English: upper
- Arabic: فَوْقِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: superior
- Chinese: 上面的
- Croatian: gornji
- Czech: horní
- Danish: øvre
- Dutch: bovenste
- European Spanish: superior arriba
- Finnish: ylempi
- French: supérieur
- German: oberer
- Greek: ψηλότερος
- Italian: superiore
- Japanese: 上の
- Korean: 상부의
- Norwegian: øvre
- Polish: wyższy
- European Portuguese: superior
- Romanian: superior
- Russian: верхний
- Spanish: superior cosa que está más alta
- Swedish: övre
- Thai: สูงกว่า
- Turkish: üst
- Ukrainian: верхній
- Vietnamese: cao hơn
Definition of upper from the Collins English Dictionary
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