a vertical structural member as a post or stake
"the ball sailed between the uprights"
upright, upright piano(adj)
a piano with a vertical sounding board
in a vertical position; not sloping
"an upright post"
good, just, upright(adj)
of moral excellence
"a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man"
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"
Any vertical part of a structure, especially one of the goal posts in sports.
A word clued by the successive initial, middle, or final letters of the cross-lights in a double acrostic or triple acrostic.
An upright piano.
in or into an upright position
I was standing upright, waiting for my orders.
Greater in height than breadth.
Of good morals; practicing ethical values.
Origin: From upriht, from up + riht
in an erect position or posture; perpendicular; vertical, or nearly vertical; pointing upward; as, an upright tree
morally erect; having rectitude; honest; just; as, a man upright in all his ways
conformable to moral rectitude
stretched out face upward; flat on the back
something standing upright, as a piece of timber in a building. See Illust. of Frame
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.
The numerical value of upright in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of upright in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of upright in a Sentence
The effect of one upright individual is incalculable.
It is not the business of the law to make anyone good or reverent or moral or clean or upright.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
A respectable man like General Buhari, I'm sure he can win, he's upright, disciplined and against corruption.
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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Translations for upright
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- dret, dempeus, recteCatalan, Valencian
- aufrecht, hochkantGerman
- retto, integro, in piedi, in posizione verticale, in verticale, eretto, onesto, dritto, virtuosoItalian
- matatika, turuturu, matika, tūtikaMāori
- achter elkaar, oprecht, overeindDutch
- отвесный, подпорка, стойка ворот, вертикально, колонна, стоя, пианино, честный, стоймя, прямой, вертикальный, прямо, стойкаRussian
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