upside


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up·side

 (ŭp′sīd′)
n.
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).

upside

(ˈʌpˌsaɪd)
n
the upper surface or part

up•side

(ˈʌpˌsaɪd for 1,3; ˈʌpˈsaɪd for 6 )

n.
1. the upper side or part.
2. an upward trend.
3. a positive result.
4. an encouraging or positive aspect.
prep.
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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One funny thing about the Scoodlers was they could walk in either direction, coming or going, without turning around; because they had two faces and, as Dorothy said, "two front sides," and their feet were shaped like the letter T upside down.
She found some tiny canisters upon the dresser, labeled "Rice," "Coffee?" "Sago"; but when she turned them upside down there was nothing inside except red and blue beads.
Verily, it seemeth to me, thou art a fool, or else I myself am one: and quietly and quickly will I Put thy 'truth' upside down.
The servant brought back his tumbler turned upside down,* with an unfinished bit of nibbled sugar, and asked if anything more would be wanted.
"My dear boy, you may turn the house upside down if you will only stay in it."
The church had a slender-spired dome that rounded inward at its base, and looked like a turnip turned upside down, and the hackman seemed to be dressed in a long petticoat with out any hoops.
He turned it upside down, but nothing came out, which surprised him very much.
We fixed it, not exactly upside down - more sideways like - and we tied it up to the mast with the painter, which we cut off for the purpose.
In both cases the conditions of agriculture are firmly established; but among us now, when everything has been turned upside down and is only just taking shape, the question what form these conditions will take is the one question of importance in Russia," thought Levin.
Presently she would go and do things among the beehives; and after that, if that brought no solace, she would go in and turn the house upside down and get dusty and tired.
But alas, the final week of that pleasant vacation was spoiled for Anne, by one of those impish happenings which are like a dream turned upside down.
I could look at all the rest of the woods, see my scarlet dress in my beautiful looking-glass, and watch all the yellow and brown trees growing upside down in the water.