Part of speech: adjective

Higher than something else.

Part of speech: noun

That part of a boot or shoe above the sole and welt.

Part of speech: noun

Gaiter tops for wearing above the shoe.

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Usage examples "upper":

  1. And everything of that sort- you know how I get thinking when ideas like that get the upper hand with me. - "Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2", Martin Anderson Nexo.
  2. Was it an upper or an under garment? - "The Princess of the School", Angela Brazil.
  3. When it's all been accomplished, you'll be an Upper. - "Frigid Fracas", Dallas McCord Reynolds.