What does upside down mean?

Definitions for upside down

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inverted, upside-down(adverb)

    being in such a position that top and bottom are reversed

    "a quotation mark is sometimes called an inverted comma"; "an upside-down cake"

  2. upside down(adverb)

    in an inverted manner

    "the box was lying on the floor upside down"


  1. upside down(Adverb)

    Inverted, so that the top is now at the bottom

  2. upside down(Adverb)

    In great disorder

  3. upside down(Adjective)

    Inverted; turned so that the top is at the bottom.

  4. upside down(Adjective)

    Owing more money for something than it is worth; having negative equity.


  1. Upside Down

    "Upside Down" is a hit song by Diana Ross released on the Motown label. It was the first single taken from her 1980 album diana and hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 6, 1980. It also hit number one on the Billboard Disco/Dance and R&B charts. The single was released a full 4 weeks after the album was released. In its third week on the Billboard Hot 100, it made a dramatic leap into the Top 10. It held down the #1 title for 4 weeks. The single was also a big hit internationally, topping the singles charts in Sweden, Italy, Norway and Switzerland, while reaching #5 in Canada. It also rose to #2 on the UK Singles Chart, marking the highest peak performance from Ross as a solo artist since "I'm Still Waiting" in 1971. The song listed at #62 on Billboard's "Greatest Songs of All Time".


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upside down in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upside down in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Student Kristen Boling:

    It's kind of just turned the neighborhood upside down.

  2. Ian Parsons:

    The glass is always half full even when it's upside down.

  3. Barry Bennett:

    We both believe Washington needs to be turned upside down.

  4. Alison Brookes:

    We felt like our world had been turned upside down when we were given the diagnosis.

  5. Roki Azikin:

    (The boat) may be upside down now, other passengers are still out in the sea wearing life jackets and we're evacuating.

Images & Illustrations of upside down

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