What does the word upside mean?

Usage examples for upside

  1. The lodge poles he was dragging turned upside down, holding the howling puppy in the mud. – Two Indian Children of Long Ago by Frances Taylor
  2. A minister noted for his striking way of putting truth was preaching upon the words that were spoken of Paul and his companions: " These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also." – Quiet Talks on Service by S. D. Gordon
  3. The fingers closed down upon his neck; the hot breath of his foe poured into his face; the big tree in front of him seemed suddenly to whirl upside down; something was spinning in his head. – The Sherrods by George Barr McCutcheon