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upside Syllabification: up·side
Pronunciation: /ˈəpˌsīd/

Definition of upside in English:


[in singular]
1The positive or favorable aspect of something.
Example sentences
  • This kind of dramatic scene does tend to have a positive upside in that respect.
  • I can see an upside to this situation however, you'll get to test, sell, and buy things that other people much more creative than you or I have created.
  • He also tried to find an upside to his situation, but to no avail.
2An upward movement of stock prices.
Example sentences
  • However, the share placing is expected to satisfy the current demand for the stock, which will limit the upside potential in the shares over the short term.
  • The company is still trading at a discount to its peers so Dilger's confidence in the upside potential for the shares probably isn't misplaced.
  • But, as things stand, he is not offering current shareholders of Eircom a share in that upside potential.


upside the head
On the side of head: she slapped him upside the head
More example sentences
  • Someone needs to smack his him and his parents upside the head.
  • I am reprinting the piece in full here because someone needs to rhetorically smack these people upside the head again.
  • I wanted to smack him upside the head and have a discussion about greater responsibility.
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