What is upper?

  • (adj): Superior in rank or accomplishment.
    Example: "The upper half of the class"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on upper:

Glirodon
... Glirodon is a genus of extinct mammal from the Upper Jurassic ... by Engelmann 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) ...
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 the local papers are ...
Harz - Geography - Location and Extent
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 Brocken massif, and the Lower Harz (Unterharz) in the east which is up to around ... 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 ... 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 ...
Guimarotodon
... Guimarotodon is an extinct mammal of the Upper Jurassic ... P3-4 are upper premolars, whilst M1 is an upper molar tooth ...
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 ... 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 cubic metres) are still used today ... 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): 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
  • (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"
  • (noun): The higher of two berths.
    Synonyms: upper berth

Famous quotes containing the word upper:

    Give me the islands of the upper air,
    all mountains
    and the towering mountain trees.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    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 enemy are no match for us in a fair fight.... The young men ... of the upper class are kind-hearted, good-natured fellows, who are unfit as possible for the business they are in. They have courage but no endurance, enterprise, or energy. The lower class are cowardly, cunning, and lazy. The height of their ambition is to shoot a Yankee from some place of safety.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)