follow Dictionary.com

Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?

right-side up

[rahyt-sahyd] /ˈraɪtˌsaɪd/
adverb, adjective
1.
with the top or correct side facing up:
turn the carton right-side up; a right-side up image.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for right side up
Historical Examples
  • Lay the tablecloth square with the table, right side up, smooth, and even.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy Catherine Esther Beecher
  • On this band we can apply the ogee type (Fig. 199) right side up.

    Carpentry for Boys J. S. Zerbe
  • Even Phil, now “right side up with care,” could not resist the contagion and joined in the merriment.

    Bert Wilson at the Wheel J. W. Duffield
  • I'll not be behind no man when it comes to the right side up.

    Mary Anerley R. D. Blackmore
  • It was done, and Brown found himself "right side up," if not "with care."

    Shadow and Light Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
  • Except that right side up is best, there is not much to learn.

    Seeing Things at Night Heywood Broun
  • After a hard grapple we got the dories and a little later the seine-boat, and after a lot more work we got them right side up.

    The Seiners James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  • Then they turned bottom side up, and continued to roll slowly over until they were right side up again.

  • With difficulty they got it ashore and turned it right side up.

    The Cock-House at Fellsgarth Talbot Baines Reed
  • "The cat came back" and as before turned the trap, bringing it right side up.

    Fox Trapping A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
Idioms and Phrases with right side up

right-side up

With the top facing upward, as in Please keep the box holding the china right-side up, or He turned his cards right-side up. [ Early 1500s ]
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for right

9
9
Scrabble Words With Friends