I. noun Etymology: 2up + 1side Date: 1927 1. an upward trend (as of prices) 2. a. a positive aspect b. promise, potential <
a young star with lots of upside
II. preposition Etymology: perhaps from 1up + -side (as in alongside) Date: 1929 up on or against the side of <
layin' in this death cell, writin' my time upside the wall — Lonnie Johnson
smacked him upside the head

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  • Upside — Up side , n. 1. The upper side; the part that is uppermost. [1913 Webster] 2. the benefits; the positive features; said of a situation or event that has both positive (good) and negative (bad) aspects. [PJC] {To be upsides with}, to be even with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • upside — 1610s, upper side or surface, from UP (Cf. up) + SIDE (Cf. side). Phrase upside (someone s) head in reference to a blow to the head is recorded from 1970, U.S. black slang …   Etymology dictionary

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  • upside — up|side1 [ˈʌpsaıd] n [singular] especially AmE the positive part of a situation that is generally bad ≠ ↑downside ▪ The upside of the whole thing is that we got a free trip to Jamaica. upside 2 upside2 prep upside the head/face etc AmE informal… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • upside — up|side1 [ ʌp,saıd ] noun singular the positive aspect of a bad situation: The upside is, I don t have to go back there again. ─ opposite DOWNSIDE upside up|side 2 [ ʌp,saıd ] preposition slap/hit someone upside the head AMERICAN VERY INFORMAL to …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • upside — /up suyd /, n. 1. the upper side or part. 2. that part of a chart or graph that shows a higher level, esp. in price. 3. an upward trend, as in stock prices. 4. a positive result. 5. an encouraging or positive aspect. 6. get upsides with, Brit. to …   Universalium

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