Upper vs Dipper - What's the difference?

upper | dipper |

As nouns the difference between upper and dipper

is that upper is that which is higher, contrasted with the lower while dipper is (canada|politics|informal) a member or supporter of the canadian new democratic party.

As an adjective upper

is at a higher level, rank or position.

As a proper noun dipper is

(astronomy) a chinese constellation located near sagittarius, one of the 28 lunar mansions and part of the larger black turtle.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • That which is higher, contrasted with the lower.
  • As the restless sleeper here, I'll take the lower berth. You take the upper .
  • (shoemaking) The piece of leather, etc., that forms the top part of a shoe above the sole.
  • A stimulant such as amphetamine that increases energy and decreases appetite.
  • Hyponyms

    * (shoemaking) vamp

    See also

    * swan upper


  • At a higher level, rank or position.
  • Situated on higher ground, further inland, or more northerly.
  • (geology, of strata or geological time periods) younger, more recent
  • (education) Of or pertaining to a secondary school.
  • Antonyms

    * (at a higher position) lower, under * (situated higher) lower * (more recent) lower

    Derived terms

    * Upper Sorbian * Upper Volta * upper arm * upper case * upper class * upper house * uppermost



    (wikipedia dipper)


    (en noun)
  • Any of various small passerine birds of the genus Cinclus that live near fast-flowing streams and feed along the bottom.
  • A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle, for dipping out liquids.
  • (slang) pickpocket
  • Hyponyms

    * (Cinclus)

    Derived terms

    ;birds of the genus Cinclus * * * * * ;cup-shaped vessel with a handle * Big Dipper * Little Dipper