a.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.
5.(Golf) Designating a club in which the head is approximately at a right angle with the shaft.
Upright drill
(Mach.) a drilling machine having the spindle vertical.
n.1.Something standing upright, as a piece of timber in a building. See Illust. of Frame.
2.(Basketwork) 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.
3.(Football) the vertical part of a goalpost, especially the part above the horizontal bar; as, a field goal directly between the uprights.
Noun1.upright - a vertical structural member as a post or stake; "the ball sailed between the uprights"
Synonyms: vertical
2.upright - a piano with a vertical sounding board
Synonyms: upright piano
Adj.1.upright - in a vertical position; not sloping; "an upright post"
Synonyms: unsloped
2.upright - of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man"; "the life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous"- Frederick Douglass
Synonyms: virtuous, just, good
3.upright - erect in posture; "behind him sat old man Arthur; he was straight with something angry in his attitude"; "stood defiantly with unbowed back"
Synonyms: unbowed, unbent, straight
4.upright - maintaining an erect position; "standing timber"; "many buildings were still standing"
Synonyms: standing
5.upright - 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"
Synonyms: erect, vertical
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