What does upright mean?

Definitions for upright
ˈʌpˌraɪt, ʌpˈraɪtup·right

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.

    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. 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.

  2. Jonah Choiniere:

    The evolution of sauropods isn't quite as straightforward as we once thought, it appears that sauropodomorphs evolved four-legged postures at least twice before they gained the ability to walk with upright limbs, which undoubtedly helped make them so successful in an evolutionary sense.

  3. Michael Gresty:

    The reason that we can't understand these motions; the brain if you like can't understand these motions, is that there's continual conflict between what is upright and whether you should lean to balance yourself in the environment or whether you're actually experiencing a sideways acceleration force. You imagine being on a bicycle or a motorbike; you go round a corner, you lean into the corner which remains perfectly upright in physics. You don't so that in a car, you don't do that on a ship - you're actually struggling to find out what is upright and what's the best way of dealing with it.

  4. John Ligato:

    So they hear a noise and they look back and there’s Canley. He’s walking down, upright, not running, walks over the little berm, picks up the first guy, throws him over his shoulder and walks back, so there’s two independent eyewitnesses on this. ... Canley says to them, individually, ‘Keep down, there’s a lot of incoming.’.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Bravery is to remain standing upright on his own toe before the wife and Slavery is to keep going down on own knees to bow before her in his life.

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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