Definition of Upright

1. Noun. A vertical structural member as a post or stake. "The ball sailed between the uprights"

Exact synonyms: Vertical
Specialized synonyms: Column, Pillar, Jamb, Post, Scantling, Stud, Scape, Shaft, Stile
Group relationships: Goalpost
Generic synonyms: Structural Member
Derivative terms: Vertical, Vertical



2. Adjective. In a vertical position; not sloping. "An upright post"
Exact synonyms: Unsloped
Similar to: Perpendicular, Vertical
Derivative terms: Uprightness

3. Noun. A piano with a vertical sounding board.
Exact synonyms: Upright Piano
Generic synonyms: Forte-piano, Piano, Pianoforte
Specialized synonyms: Spinet

4. Adjective. Of moral excellence. "An upright and respectable man"
Exact synonyms: Good, Just
Similar to: Righteous
Derivative terms: Goodness, Justness, Uprightness

5. Adjective. Upright in position or posture. "He sat bolt upright"

Definition of Upright

1. a. In an erect position or posture; perpendicular; vertical, or nearly vertical; pointing upward; as, an upright tree.

2. n. Something standing upright, as a piece of timber in a building. See Illust. of Frame.

3. a. Designating a club in which the head is approximately at a right angle with the shaft.

4. n. A tool made from a flat strip of steel with chisel edges at both ends, bent into horseshoe, the opening between the cutting edges being adjustable, used for reducing splits to skeins. Called in full upright shave.

5. a. In an erect position or posture; perpendicular; vertical, or nearly vertical; pointing upward; as, an upright tree.

6. n. Something standing upright, as a piece of timber in a building. See Illust. of Frame.

7. a. Designating a club in which the head is approximately at a right angle with the shaft.

8. n. A tool made from a flat strip of steel with chisel edges at both ends, bent into horseshoe, the opening between the cutting edges being adjustable, used for reducing splits to skeins. Called in full upright shave.

Definition of Upright

1. Adjective. Vertical; erect. ¹

2. Adjective. Greater in height than breadth. ¹

3. Adjective. (figuratively) Of good morals; practicing ethical values. ¹

4. Adverb. in or into an upright position ¹

5. Noun. Any vertical part of a structure, especially one of the goal posts in sports. ¹

6. Noun. A word clued by the successive initial, middle, or final letters of the cross-lights in a double acrostic or triple acrostic. ¹

7. Noun. (informal) An upright piano. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Upright

1. to make vertical [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Upright

1. 1. In an erect position or posture; perpendicular; vertical, or nearly vertical; pointing upward; as, an upright tree. "With chattering teeth, and bristling hair upright." (Dryden) "All have their ears upright." (Spenser) 2. Morally erect; having rectitude; honest; just; as, a man upright in all his ways. "And that man [Job] was perfect and upright." (Job i. 1) 3. Conformable to moral rectitude. "Conscience rewards upright conduct with pleasure." (J. M. Mason) 4. Stretched out face upward; flat on the back. " He lay upright. " Upright drill, a drilling machine having the spindle vertical. This word and its derivatives are usually pronounced in prose with the accent on the first syllable. But they are frequently pronounced with the accent on the second in poetry, and the accent on either syllable is admissible. Origin: AS. Upright, uppriht. See Up, and Right. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Upright

upreaches
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uprear
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uprearing
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upregulate
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upregulates
upregulating
upregulation
upregulations
uprest
uprests
upridged
upright (current term)
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upright pianos
uprighted
uprighteous
uprighteously
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uprightly
uprightness
uprightnesses
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uprisal
uprisals
uprise
uprisen

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