uppercase

[uhp-er-keys]
adjective
1.
(of an alphabetical character) capital.
2.
Printing. pertaining to or belonging in the upper case.
verb (used with object), uppercased, uppercasing.
3.
to print or write with an uppercase letter.
noun
4.
a capital letter.
Compare lowercase.


Origin:
1730–40; upper1 + case2

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uppercase

adjective
1. relating to capital letters which were kept in the top half of a compositor's type case; "uppercase letters; X and Y and Z etc" [ant: lowercase

noun
1. one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis; "printers once kept the type for capitals and for small letters in separate cases; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters" [syn: capital] [ant: lower-case letter
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Example sentences
Similarly, using all uppercase may come across as shouting.
Lowercase letters with an initial uppercase letter are used for all places, streets, and highways.
Her status updates were bubbly shrieks of uppercase letters and exclamation points.
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