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.
The tow truck uprighted the overturned tractor trailer.
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.
An upright bike.
Origin of upright
- From Old English upriht, from up + riht (“right"). Compare Dutch oprecht, West Frisian oprjocht.