What is upper?

  • (noun): The higher of two berths.
    Synonyms: upper berth
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on upper:

Harz - Geography - Location and Extent
... an area of 2,226 square kilometres (859 sq mi), and is divided into the Upper Harz (Oberharz) in the northwest, which is up to 800 m high, apart from the 1,100 m high ... east, and Nordhausen in the south.The districts of the Upper Harz are Goslar and Osterode (both in Lower Saxony), whilst the Lower Harz is on the territory of Harz and Mansfeld-Südharz districts (both in Saxony-Anh ... The Upper Harz is generally higher and features fir forests, whilst the Lower Harz gradually descends into the surrounding area and has deciduous forests interspersed with meadows ...
Dialects of The Harz
... A feature of the Upper Harz is, or was, the Upper Harz dialect (Oberharzer Mundart) ... The Upper Harz dialect was used only in a few places ... Today the dialect is heard only rarely in the Upper Harz in everyday life and it is mainly members of the older generations that still use it, so occasional articles in ...
Guimarotodon
... Guimarotodon is an extinct mammal of the Upper Jurassic ... P3-4 are upper premolars, whilst M1 is an upper molar tooth ...
Glirodon
... Glirodon is a genus of extinct mammal from the Upper Jurassic ... and Callison, has been found in the Upper Jurassic formations of Dinosaur National Monument in Utah (USA) ... and shares with Allodontidae the structure of the upper premolars (Pl.1 fis 2-4) ...
Harz - Economy - Historic Mining Industry
... The seven Upper Harz mining towns - Clausthal, Zellerfeld, Bad Grund, Sankt Andreasberg, Lautenthal, Altenau and Wildemann - and around 30 other villages within and on the edge of the Harz can thank ... engineering system for the management of water in the Upper Harz, the Upper Harz Water Regale, of which 70 kilometres of ditch and 68 'ponds' (with a volume of 8 million ... The last mine in the Upper Harz – the Wolkenhügel Pit in Bad Lauterberg – closed its operations in June 2007 for economic reasons ...

More definitions of "upper":

  • (adj): Superior in rank or accomplishment.
    Example: "The upper half of the class"
  • (noun): Piece of leather that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole.
  • (adj): Higher in place or position.
    Example: "The upper bunk"; "in the upper center of the picture"; "the upper stories"
  • (adj): The topmost one of two.
  • (noun): A central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression.
    Synonyms: amphetamine, pep pill, speed

Famous quotes containing the word upper:

    I am not afraid of the priests in the long-run. Scientific method is the white ant which will slowly but surely destroy their fortifications. And the importance of scientific method in modern practical life—always growing and increasing—is the guarantee for the gradual emancipation of the ignorant upper and lower classes, the former of whom especially are the strength of the priests.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95)

    The first to strike will gain the upper hand.
    Chinese proverb.

    The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence in Grosvenor Square.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)