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1. The upper side or portion.
2. An advantageous aspect: the upsides and downsides of home ownership.
3. An upward tendency, as in business profitability or in the prices of a stock.
prep. Slang
On: "If you still didn't get it, well, sometimes you have to hit people upside the head ... to get their attention" (Howie Carr).


the upper surface or part


(ˈʌpˌsaɪd for 1,3; ˈʌpˈsaɪd for 6 )

1. the upper side or part.
2. an upward trend.
3. a positive result.
4. an encouraging or positive aspect.
5. on or against the side of: Give him a smack upside the head.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.upside - the highest or uppermost side of anythingupside - the highest or uppermost side of anything; "put your books on top of the desk"; "only the top side of the box was painted"
crest, crown - the center of a cambered road
poll - the part of the head between the ears
pate, poll, crown - the top of the head
side, face - a surface forming part of the outside of an object; "he examined all sides of the crystal"; "dew dripped from the face of the leaf"
desktop - the top of a desk
rooftop - the top of a (usually flat) roof
tiptop - the extreme top or summit
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If I could offer you a product that has the safety and security of certificates of deposit and the upside potential of the markets, would you be interested?
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After making the replacement, the bank said that it is expecting substantial upside potential to earnings at Bank Hapoalim.
RPW Group saw enormous upside potential in 1133 Westchester Avenue, which was just 21% occupied in a rapidly tightening market," said Beneville.
These clients must weigh many decisions, including whether they want or need upside potential in an investment, whether they desire a death benefit guarantee and whether they require a steady source of cash flow from a particular investment.
By combining the purchase of a protective put with the sale of a covered call, you can create a protective collar, offering downside protection and limiting upside potential, with little or no out-of-pocket cost.
The rider, the Equity Enricher, gives the policyholder a means of participating in the upside potential of the equity markets while maintaining all of the guarantees of whole life, said Joseph W.
However, the convertible will have about 70 percent to 80 percent of the upside potential of the underlying stock and 40 percent of the downside potential.
I first see MPM as having tremendous upside potential and therefore worthy of this type of investment.
2 September 2009 - Oslo-listed Questerre Energy Corporation (OSL: QEC) sees upside potential in the shale gas reserves in its project in the St.
Zimmermann, vice president and senior group manager at Itzhaki Properties, said, "The buyer was drawn to the property due to the great upside potential from the strong retail component.
The investor gives up dividends and changes in value on the appreciated stock for the dividends, upside potential and downside risk of another portfolio.