What does upright mean?

Definitions for upright
ˈʌpˌraɪt, ʌpˈraɪtup·right

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. upright, verticalnoun

    a vertical structural member as a post or stake

    "the ball sailed between the uprights"

  2. upright, upright pianoadjective

    a piano with a vertical sounding board

  3. upright, unslopedadjective

    in a vertical position; not sloping

    "an upright post"

  4. good, just, uprightadjective

    of moral excellence

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

  5. erect, vertical, uprightadjective

    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. uprightnoun

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

    Etymology: From upriht, from up + riht

  2. uprightnoun

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

    Etymology: From upriht, from up + riht

  3. uprightnoun

    An upright piano.

    Etymology: From upriht, from up + riht

  4. uprightadverb

    in or into an upright position

    Etymology: From upriht, from up + riht

  5. uprightadjective

    Vertical; erect.

    I was standing upright, waiting for my orders.

    Etymology: From upriht, from up + riht

  6. uprightadjective

    Greater in height than breadth.

    Etymology: From upriht, from up + riht

  7. uprightadjective

    Of good morals; practicing ethical values.

    Etymology: From upriht, from up + riht

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uprightadjective

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

  2. Uprightadjective

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

  3. Uprightadjective

    conformable to moral rectitude

  4. Uprightadjective

    stretched out face upward; flat on the back

  5. Uprightnoun

    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.

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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

Examples of upright in a Sentence

  1. Aesop:

    The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.

  2. Clifford Villalon:

    Your disappearance will not be the silence or absence of your love and compassion for others. Just stay upright, humble and balanced.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is truly worth to own nice words and good deeds on the earth will take pride only when receiving award or reward from the upright master in the honorable vocation, not from the servant who may be occupying the chief position for the servility reason.

  4. Myles Garrett:

    I took a shot on one of the first plays. After that, it was tough. Using running back Josh Jacobs and a short passing game, Carr controlled the clock in the second half and kept the ball away from the Browns( 5-3). On the Raiders first two drives after halftime, the first leading to their go-ahead TD and the other to Carlsons 24-yard field goal with 4:24 left, they ate up 17:41. Oakland had the ball for 37:43 to 22:17 for Cleveland. Josh Jacobs finished with a career-high 128 yards 80 in the second half on 31 carries. Last week, Josh Jacobs had just 17 yards on 10 attempts. It was about time we had a run game like that, Josh Jacobs said. It feels good to be that dominant. The Raiders defense did The Raiders defense part as Las Vegas stopped Las Vegas NFL record of allowing at least 10 points at 116 straight games. Baker Mayfield couldnt get anything going with Clevelands offense, which was without star receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who suffered a season-ending knee injury last week. Baker Mayfield, who completed 21 passes in a row in the win over Cincinnati a week ago, went 12 of 25 for 122 yards. Mayfields last throw toward Jarvis Landry in the end zone was incomplete with 1:58 left, and Cody Parkey missed a 37-yard field goal to end Clevelands chances. Cody Parkey did make kicks of 41 and 38 yards. Theweather was brutal. The wind, measured from the west at 35 mph at kickoff, made it difficult for both quarterbacks to throw ; affected every punt and kick ; and forced the 12,000 fans to bundle up as it felt more like a game in late December or in Cleveland, early May. Im from the beach, Renfrow said. That was more wind than a hurricane it seemed like. It was coming sideways, backwards and forward. Carr did an excellent job managing the clock in the final minute of the first half to set up Carlsons 33-yard field goal as time expired to put The Raiders up 6-3. The Raiders appeared to take the lead in the second quarter when Carr connected with Henry Ruggs III in the back right corner of the end zone. However, Ruggs was ruled out of bounds and the call was upheld following a video review and Raiders challenge. Las Vegas settled for Carlsons 29-yard field goal to tie Las Vegas 3-3. Earlier, Carlsonhad a 41-yard attemptat the opposite end of the field blown sideways and the ball clanged off the left upright. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Myles Garrett SLOWED Myles Garrett was limited by an ankle injury that kept Myles Garrett out of practice this week, and now hes dealing with a knee issue. At one point, Myles Garrett was evaluated in the medical tent but came back. Myles Garrett was kept out on several plays, and lacked Myles Garrett usual explosiveness off the line. We havent made excuses and were not going to start now. Its a next-man-up league.

  5. Thomas à Kempis:

    If your heart were sincere and upright, every creature would be unto you a looking-glass of life and a book of holy doctrine.

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  • 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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