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noun up·side \ˈəp-ˌsīd\
Updated on: 26 Jul 2017

Definition of upside

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

  2. 2a :  a positive aspectb :  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.

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Origin and Etymology of upside

2up + 1side


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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)




UPSIDE Defined for English Language Learners

upside

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Definition of upside for English Language Learners

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

upside

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Definition of upside for English Language Learners

  • : on or against the side of (something)



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