What does upright mean?

Definitions for upright
ˈʌpˌraɪt, ʌpˈraɪtup·right

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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.

    Etymology: From upriht, from up + riht

  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.

    Etymology: From upriht, from up + riht

  3. upright(Noun)

    An upright piano.

    Etymology: From upriht, from up + riht

  4. upright(Adverb)

    in or into an upright position

    Etymology: From upriht, from up + riht

  5. upright(Adjective)

    Vertical; erect.

    I was standing upright, waiting for my orders.

    Etymology: From upriht, from up + riht

  6. upright(Adjective)

    Greater in height than breadth.

    Etymology: From upriht, from up + riht

  7. upright(Adjective)

    Of good morals; practicing ethical values.

    Etymology: 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.

How to pronounce upright?

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How to say upright in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. Allen Toussaint:

    Our upright wasn't much of a piano — it was a half-step flat the entire time we owned it — but that piano was everything to me. It was dark mahogany, almost black, with rouge crimps all over it. I took about eight piano lessons before my teacher gave up on me. I loved boogie-woogie and hillbilly music and gospel too much.

  3. 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!

  4. Sigmar Gabriel:

    Many people in Germany and Europe are mourning this courageous, upright and great Social Democrat, the architect of German unity, a politician who worked for peace, and a European, the Ostpolitik of Willy Brandt and Egon Bahr was a crucial condition for overcoming the division of Germany and Europe.

  5. Daniel Webster:

    Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes to society.

Images & Illustrations of upright

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Translations for upright

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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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