Meaning of うえ in Japanese

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Definition of うえ

  1. (n) hunger; starvation

    何千という人が飢えで死んだ。
    Thousands of people died of hunger.

  1. (n, adj-no, n-adv, n-suf) above; up; over; elder (e.g. daughter)

    お席の上の棚の中に入っております。
    It's in the overhead compartment.

  2. top; summit

    あなたには禍の前兆である壁上の書きものが読めるかもしれないが、私にはちんぷんかんぷんだ。
    You may be able to read the handwriting on the wall, but it is Greek to me.

  3. surface; on

    机の上にペンが何本ありますか。
    Are there any pens on the desk?

  4. before; previous
  5. superiority; one's superior (i.e. one's elder)
  6. on top of that; besides; what's more

    寒かったうえに、風が強かった。
    It was cold, and, in addition, it was windy.

  7. upon (further inspection, etc.); based on (and occurring after)
  8. matters concerning...; as concerns ...
  9. since (i.e. "for that reason")
  10. (n-suf) suffix indicating higher social standing →Related words: 父上
  11. place of one's superior (i.e. the throne)
  12. emperor; sovereign; shogun; daimyo
  13. noblewoman (esp. the wife of a nobleman)

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