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 Dictionary entry overview: What does higher-up mean? 

HIGHER-UP (noun)
  The noun HIGHER-UP has 1 sense:

1. one of greater rank or station or quality

  Familiarity information: HIGHER-UP used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

HIGHER-UP (noun)

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One of greater rank or station or quality

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


higher-up; superior; superordinate

Hypernyms ("higher-up" is a kind of...):

leader (a person who rules or guides or inspires others)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "higher-up"):

better (a superior person having claim to precedence)

god (a man of such superior qualities that he seems like a deity to other people)

supervisor (one who supervises or has charge and direction of)

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