upper
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upper(
uh
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puhr
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (spatially and numerically)
a. superior
Ozone has become depleted in the upper atmosphere.El ozono ha disminuido en la atmósfera superior.
b. más alto
We hiked across the upper slopes to a mountain cabin.Hicimos una caminata por las laderas más altas a una cabaña de montaña.
c. de arriba
Cristina lives on the upper floor.Cristina vive en el piso de arriba.
d. máximo
The upper limit for storage space has been exceeded.El límite máximo del espacio de almacenamiento se ha superado.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
In the US, individuals that make up the upper income range are capitalists and entrepreneurs.En los EE. UU., las personas que conforman el nivel de ingresos más alto son capitalistas y empresarios.
Juan, a millionaire, is in the upper tax bracket.Juan, un millonario, está en la banda impositiva más elevada.
2. (in importance)
a. superior
She started out washing dishes 20 years ago, and now she works in upper management.Comenzó lavando platos hace 20 años, y ahora trabaja en la gerencia superior.
b. alto
The committee sent the bill to the upper chamber for a vote.El comité envió la propuesta de ley a la cámara alta para su votación.
3. (upstream)
a. alto
The upper Nile flows through South Sudan.El alto Nilo fluye a través de Sudán del Sur.
4. (northern)
a. del norte
The upper peninsula of Michigan is separated from the rest of the state by Lake Michigan.La península del norte de Michigan está separada del resto del estado por el lago Michigan.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
5.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(drug)
a. la anfeta
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Taylor overdosed on uppers and almost died.Taylor tomó una sobredosis de anfetas y casi se muere.
6. (footwear)
a. el empeine
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The uppers on my shoes are still in good condition, even thought the soles have worn out.Los empeines de mis zapatos todavía están en buenas condiciones, a pesar de que las suelas se han desgastado.
uppers
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (teeth)
a. la dentadura superior
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You are going to need braces on your uppers, but the lowers are fine.Vas a necesitar frenos en la dentadura superior, pero la dentadura inferior está bien.
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upper
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of shoe)
a. el empeine
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
to be on one's uppersestar sin un centavo or
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (general)
a. superior
4. (typography)
a.
upper casemayúsculas fpl
upper classclase alta
to gain the upper handtomar la delantera
the Upper Housela cámara alta
upper limitlímite superior, tope m
5. (education)
a.
upper sixthel segundo de los dos últimos cursos del bachillerato en Inglaterra, Gales e Irlanda del Norte
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upper [ˈʌpəʳ]
adjective
1 (in level) [+deck, floor] de arriba; (more frm) superior
the upper atmosphere la atmósfera superior; the upper slopes of Illimani las pendientes más altas del Illimani
2 (in importance, rank) [+echelons, ranks, caste] superior
upper management los altos cargos de la administración
Could the faceless bureaucrats who call themselves upper management not face the staff to tell them in person after five years with the company it is possible to reach upper management upper management are being targetted in the company's rationalization programme
3 (on scale) [+limit] máximo
properties at the upper end of the market inmuebles de la sección más cara del mercado; people in the upper income bracket las personas con un nivel de ingresos superior
4 (in Geog names) alto
the Upper Nile el alto Nilo
the upper river
noun
1 uppers [of shoe] pala (f)
to be (down) on one's uppers estar en las últimas or sin un duro; (Esp)
is a Wyoming hog farmer on his uppers battling to bring up two small children after his wife died RATNERS is on its uppers and shareholders can forget about receiving dividends
2 (drug) anfeta (informal) (f)
3 (Dentistry) dentadura (f) postiza superior; (superior)
an expensive set of dentures, uppers and lowers
4 (US) (Ferro) litera (f) de arriba
modifier
upper arm (n) brazo (m) superior
upper case (n) (Tip) mayúsculas (f)
in upper case en mayúsculas
upper chamber (n) (Pol) cámara (f) alta
the upper circle (n) (Teat) la galería superior
upper class (n)
the upper classes la(s) clase(s) alta(s)
the upper crust (n) la flor y nata
Upper Egypt (n) alto Egipto (m)
upper house (n) (Pol) cámara (f) alta
upper lip (n) labio (m) superior
upper school (n) cursos (m) superiores; (in names) instituto (m) de enseñanza media
in Northampton we have a system of lower, middle and upper school education she attended Bradford Grange Upper School
Upper Volta (n) alto Volta (m)
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