KJV Dictionary Definition: upper


UP'PER, a. comp. from up.

1. Higher in place; as the upper lip; the upper side of a thing. An upper story is a higher one; the upper story is the highest. So the upper deck of a ship.

2. Superior in rank or dignity; as the upper house of a legislature.

Upper hand, advantage; superiority.

Upper-works, in a ship, the parts above water when the ship is properly balanced for a voyage; or that part which is above the main wale.