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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Standing erect or upright.
  • adj. Morally upright; honest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. honest; reputable; respectable
  • adj. standing up
  • v. Present participle of upstand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having an erect and vigorous body.
  • Standing well up from the ground; having comparatively long legs and an erect carriage: said of horses, pigeons, and other domesticated animals.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. meriting respect or esteem

Etymologies

From up- +‎ standing. (Wiktionary)
From upstand. (Wiktionary)

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