Definition of upper house noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


upper house

BrE BrE//ˌʌpə ˈhaʊs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpər ˈhaʊs//
(also upper chamber) (also second chamber especially in British English) [singular] Parliament
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one of the parts of a parliament in countries which have a parliament that is divided into two parts. In Britain it is the House of Lords and in the US it is the Senate. compare lower house See related entries: Parliament
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: upper house