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.
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.
He turned it upside down, but nothing came out, which surprised him very much.
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.
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.
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.
The man, after looking at me for a moment, turned me upside down, and emptied my pockets.
Round the skins six of the men belonging to the fold seated themselves, having first with rough politeness pressed Don Quixote to take a seat upon a trough which they placed for him upside down.
Then, indeed, does the tuckered sylph come out in fairy form and proceed with joy under cousinly escort to the exhausted old assembly-room, fourteen heavy miles off, which, during three hundred and sixty-four days and nights of every ordinary year, is a kind of antipodean lumber- room full of old chairs and tables upside down.
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.