Definitions for: Upright


[n] a piano with a vertical sounding board
[n] a vertical structural member as a post or stake; "the ball sailed between the uprights"
[adj] erect in posture; "behind him sat old man Arthur; he was straight with something angry in his attitude"; "stood defiantly with unbowed back"
[adj] in a vertical position; not sloping; "an upright post"
[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"
[adj] 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
[adj] maintaining an erect position; "standing timber"; "many buildings were still standing"



Webster (1913) Definition: Up"right`, a. (Golf)
Designating a club in which the head is approximately at a
right angle with the shaft.


Up"right`, n. (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.


Up"right`, a. [AS. upright, uppriht. See Up, and
Right, 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. [Obs.] `` He
lay upright.'' --Chaucer.

Upright drill (Mach.), a drilling machine having the
spindle vertical.

Note: 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.


Up"right`, n.
Something standing upright, as a piece of timber in a
building. See Illust. of Frame.

Synonyms: erect, erectile, fastigiate, good, just, orthostatic, passant(ip), perpendicular, rampant(ip), rearing, righteous, standing, standing(a), stand-up, statant(ip), straight, straight-backed, unbent, unbowed, unsloped, upright, upright piano, vertical, vertical, virtuous

Antonyms: falling, unerect

See Also: column, forte-piano, goalpost, jamb, piano, pianoforte, pillar, post, scantling, shaft, spinet, stile, structural member, stud

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