- the upper side or part.
- that part of a chart or graph that shows a higher level, especially in price.
- an upward trend, as in stock prices.
- a positive result.
- an encouraging or positive aspect.
- going higher, especially in price or worth: This stock has a nice upside potential.
- on or against the side of: Give him a smack upside the head.
- get upsides with, British. to get even with.
Origin of upside
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Examples from the Web for upside
“I jumped over a few cars, almost turned it upside down in a pond and came out on top of all four tires,” she wrote in an email.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture
November 22, 2014
The result is that no one is willing to take risks or lead, because there is no upside to leadership.American Voters Don’t Get Foreign Policy
July 31, 2014
The upside is that we might muster the political will to develop policies that match reality.Our Ruling Ideology Is Denial
May 12, 2014
As I have found out, recognition has its upside, its downside and—you may say—its backside.Kanye West Is a Modern Michelangelo; Pippa Middleton Jokes About Her Bridesmaid Dress
The Fashion Beast Team
February 26, 2014
When our picture of society privileges the most vulnerable, we start seeing every aspect of it upside down.12 Ways Catholicism is More Radical Than Pope Francis
February 9, 2014
The Upside Down boys have a plot on foot to spoil the dinner.Frank Roscoe's Secret
I want something that would upset it all and turn it upside down.Father Sergius
In the initial stages of building, the hull was upside down.The Migrations of an American Boat Type
Howard I. Chapelle
Whenever he emptied a bottle, he would turn it upside down and shake it.L'Assommoir
When the jelly and the birds are cold, see that no gravy hangs to the birds, and then lay them upside down in the jelly.
- the upper surface or part
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Word Origin and History for upside
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Idioms and Phrases with upside
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