upper limit of the normal range meaning, upper limit of the normal range definition | English Cobuild dictionary



1       adj   You use upper to describe something that is above something else.  
ADJ n, the ADJ     (Antonym: lower)    There is a smart restaurant on the upper floor..., Students travel the cheap lower deck and tourists the upper.     
2       adj   You use upper to describe the higher part of something.  
ADJ n     (Antonym: lower)    ...the upper part of the foot., ...the upper rungs of the ladder.     
3    If you have the upper hand in a situation, you have more power than the other people involved and can make decisions about what happens.  
the upper hand      phrase   PHR after v  
The government was beginning to gain the upper hand..., It was easy to see who had the upper hand.     
4       n-count   The upper of a shoe is the top part of it, which is attached to the sole and the heel.  
usu pl  
Leather uppers allow the feet to breathe.     

upper case     
Upper case letters are capital letters.      adj   usu ADJ n     (Antonym: lower case)    Most schools teach children lower case letters first, and upper case letters later.     
      Upper case is also a noun., n-uncount     (Antonym: lower case)    I'm wondering if `per capita' ought to have upper case, or should it be lower case?     
upper class        ( upper classes    plural  ) , upper-class   The upper class or the upper classes are the group of people in a society who own the most property and have the highest social status, and who may not need to work for money.      n-count-coll   usu the N  
...goods specifically designed to appeal to the tastes of the upper class...     
      Upper class is also an adjective., adj   usu ADJ n  
All of them came from wealthy, upper class families.     
upper crust      , upper-crust  
Theupper crust are the upper classes.  
INFORMAL      n-sing-coll  
...the kind of lifestyle of the privileged upper crust.     
      Upper crust is also an adjective., adj   ADJ n  
Sergeant Parrott normally spoke with an upper-crust accent.     
Upper House        ( Upper Houses    plural  )
1       n-proper   In Britain, theUpper House is theHouse of Lords.  
The decision was announced after objections were raised in the Upper House of Parliament.     
2       n-proper   In the United States, theUpper House is theSenate.  
3       n-count   In other countries where the parliament is divided into two groups of members, theUpper House is the more senior of these groups, although it may not be more powerful.  
also N-PROPER  
The Upper House of the German parliament is to meet today in Berlin.     
upper lip        ( upper lips    plural  )
1       n-count   Your upper lip is the part of your face between your mouth and your nose.  
usu sing  
The beginnings of a moustache showed on his upper lip.     
2       n-count   Your upper lip is the higher of your two lips.,   (Antonym: lower lip)    His upper lip was flat, but the lower one sagged.     
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reach an extreme point or an upper limit; exhaust all options or resources
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