Upright meaning

ŭp'rīt'
Adhering strictly to moral principles; righteous.
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The definition of upright is something or someone who is strictly honest, or something that is vertical or erect.

A person who is a good citizen who has never ever told a lie is an example of an upright citizen.

A vase that is right-side-up and standing erect instead of knocked over is an example of a vase that is upright.

A piano that has a tall case with strings that stand vertically is an example of an upright piano.

A vacuum cleaner that is meant to be used when standing vertically is an example of an upright vacuum.

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Vertically.

Walk upright.

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To restore to an upright position.

The tow truck uprighted the overturned tractor trailer.

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Standing, pointing, or directed straight up; in a vertical or perpendicular position; erect.
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Upright is defined as something done in a vertical position.

A vase that was upside down but that is now turned right-side-up and vertical is an example of a vase that is standing upright.

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A perpendicular position; verticality.
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Something, such as a goalpost, that stands upright.
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An upright piano.
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An upright bicycle.
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Honest and just; honorable.
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In an upright position or direction.
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The state of being upright or vertical.
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Something having an upright position; vertical part or member.
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I was standing upright, waiting for my orders.

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Greater in height than breadth.
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(figuratively) Of good morals; practicing ethical values.
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In or into an upright position.
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Any vertical part of a structure, especially one of the goal posts in sports.
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A word clued by the successive initial, middle, or final letters of the cross-lights in a double acrostic or triple acrostic.
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(informal) An upright piano.
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Designed with the pedals below the seat to allow an erect posture rather than a reclining one.

An upright bike.

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Origin of upright

  • From Old English upriht, from up + riht (“right"). Compare Dutch oprecht, West Frisian oprjocht.
    From Wiktionary