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upside

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noun up·side \ˈəp-ˌsīd\

Definition of upside

  1. 1 :  an upward trend (as of prices)

  2. 2 a :  a positive aspect b :  promise, potential <a young star with lots of upside>

Examples of upside in a sentence

  1. One upside to the new house is its location.

Origin and Etymology of upside

2up + 1side


First Known Use: 1927


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upside

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preposition up·side \ˈəp-ˈsīd\

Definition of upside

  1. :  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>

Origin and Etymology of upside

perhaps from 1up + -side (as in alongside)


First Known Use: 1929



UPSIDE Defined for English Language Learners

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upside

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noun up·side \ˈəp-ˌsīd\

Definition of upside for English Language Learners

  • : a part of something that is good or desirable : an advantage or benefit


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upside

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preposition up·side \ˈəp-ˈsīd\

Definition of upside for English Language Learners

  • : on or against the side of (something)



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