What does upright mean?

Definitions for uprightˈʌpˌraɪt, ʌpˈraɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word upright.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. upright, vertical(noun)

    a vertical structural member as a post or stake

    "the ball sailed between the uprights"

  2. upright, upright piano(adj)

    a piano with a vertical sounding board

  3. upright, unsloped(adj)

    in a vertical position; not sloping

    "an upright post"

  4. good, just, upright(adj)

    of moral excellence

    "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man"

  5. erect, vertical, upright(adj)

    upright in position or posture

    "an erect stature"; "erect flower stalks"; "for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression"; "a column still vertical amid the ruins"; "he sat bolt upright"

Wiktionary

  1. upright(Noun)

    Any vertical part of a structure, especially one of the goal posts in sports.

  2. upright(Noun)

    A word clued by the successive initial, middle, or final letters of the cross-lights in a double acrostic or triple acrostic.

  3. upright(Noun)

    An upright piano.

  4. upright(Adverb)

    in or into an upright position

  5. upright(Adjective)

    Vertical; erect.

    I was standing upright, waiting for my orders.

  6. upright(Adjective)

    Greater in height than breadth.

  7. upright(Adjective)

    Of good morals; practicing ethical values.

  8. Origin: From upriht, from up + riht

Webster Dictionary

  1. Upright(adj)

    in an erect position or posture; perpendicular; vertical, or nearly vertical; pointing upward; as, an upright tree

  2. Upright(adj)

    morally erect; having rectitude; honest; just; as, a man upright in all his ways

  3. Upright(adj)

    conformable to moral rectitude

  4. Upright(adj)

    stretched out face upward; flat on the back

  5. Upright(noun)

    something standing upright, as a piece of timber in a building. See Illust. of Frame

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Upright

    up′rīt, adj. right or straight up: in an erect position: adhering to rectitude: honest: just.—adv. vertically.—advs. Uprigh′teously (obs.), in an upright or just manner; Up′rightly, in an upright manner: honestly.—n. Up′rightness.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upright in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upright in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Femi Afolabi:

    A respectable man like General Buhari, I'm sure he can win, he's upright, disciplined and against corruption.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Standing upright is not a talent because a brainless wooden beam can stand upright too! The important thing is to be flexible!

  3. Doris Lessing:

    All sanity depends on this that is should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh.

  4. Victor Hugo:

    To be a saint is the exception to be upright is the rule. Err, falter, sin, but be upright. To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. Sin is a gravitation.

  5. Kee Kim:

    It’s not just that standing and sitting upright looks better. When you slouch forward at your desk, you are putting almost twice as much strain on the disks than if you were sitting straight up.

Images & Illustrations of upright

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Translations for upright

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مستقيمArabic
  • খাড়াBengali
  • dret, dempeus, recteCatalan, Valencian
  • vzpřímenýCzech
  • aufrecht, hochkantGerman
  • pystyFinnish
  • intègreFrench
  • זקוףHebrew
  • jujurIndonesian
  • retto, integro, in piedi, in posizione verticale, in verticale, eretto, onesto, dritto, virtuosoItalian
  • قیتKurdish
  • matatika, turuturu, matika, tūtikaMāori
  • achter elkaar, oprecht, overeindDutch
  • íntegroPortuguese
  • отвесный, подпорка, стойка ворот, вертикально, колонна, стоя, пианино, честный, стоймя, прямой, вертикальный, прямо, стойкаRussian

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