from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Being in a vertical position or direction: an upright post. See Synonyms at vertical.
- adj. Erect in posture or carriage: "She sat with grim determination, upright as a darning needle stuck in a board” ( Harriet Beecher Stowe).
- adj. Adhering strictly to moral principles; righteous.
- adv. Vertically: walk upright.
- n. A perpendicular position; verticality.
- n. Something, such as a goalpost, that stands upright.
- n. An upright piano.
- transitive v. To restore to an upright position: The tow truck uprighted the overturned tractor trailer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Vertical; erect.
- adj. Greater in height than breadth.
- adj. Of good morals; practicing ethical values.
- adv. in or into an upright position
- n. Any vertical part of a structure, especially one of the goal posts in sports.
- n. A word clued by the successive initial, middle, or final letters of the cross-lights in a double acrostic or triple acrostic.
- n. An upright piano.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. In an erect position or posture; perpendicular; vertical, or nearly vertical; pointing upward.
- adj. Morally erect; having rectitude; honest; just.
- adj. Conformable to moral rectitude.
- adj. Stretched out face upward; flat on the back.
- adj. Designating a club in which the head is approximately at a right angle with the shaft.
- n. Something standing upright, as a piece of timber in a building. See Illust. of frame.
- 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.
- n. the vertical part of a goalpost, especially the part above the horizontal bar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In golf, the lie of a club. See lie.
- Erect; vertical.
- Erect on one's feet; hence, erect as a human being; in general, having the longest axis vertical: as, an upright boiler.
- Erected; pricked up; standing out straight from the body.
- Adhering to rectitude; not deviating from correct moral principles; of inflexible honesty.
- In accord with what is right; honest; just.
- Well adjusted or disposed; in good condition; right.
- 4 and Just, Rightful, etc. (see righteous), honorable, conscientious, straightforward, true.
- n. Something standing erect or vertical.
- n. In architecture, the elevation or orthography of a building. Gwilt. A molding-machine of which the mandrel is perpendicular.
- n. An upright pianoforte.
- Flat on the back; horizontally and with the face upward.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. in a vertical position; not sloping
- adj. upright in position or posture
- n. a piano with a vertical sounding board
- adj. of moral excellence
- n. a vertical structural member as a post or stake
From Old English upriht, from up + riht ("right") (Wiktionary)