Character 7
Hyphenation up right
Pronunciations /ˈʌpɹaɪt/

Definitions and meanings of "Upright"

What do we mean by upright?

Being in a vertical position or direction: synonym: vertical. adjective

Erect in posture or carriage. adjective

Adhering strictly to moral principles; righteous. adjective

Designed with the pedals below the seat to allow an erect posture rather than a reclining one. adjective

Vertically. adverb

A perpendicular position; verticality. noun

Something, such as a goalpost, that stands upright. noun

An upright piano. noun

An upright bicycle. noun

To restore to an upright position. transitive verb

In golf, the lie of a club. See lie. noun


Flat on the back; horizontally and with the face upward.

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.

Any vertical part of a structure, especially one of the goal posts in sports.

A word clued by the successive initial, middle, or final letters of the cross-lights in a double acrostic or triple acrostic.

An upright piano.

Short for upright vacuum cleaner.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Upright

The word "upright" in example sentences

Mr. Woods was raised by his mother in what he calls an "upright Southern Baptist" environment in Manchester, Ga. ❋ Nancy Keates (2011)

He has assured us that the prayer of the upright is his delight; he smelled a sweet savour from Noah's sacrifice, and the spiritual sacrifices are no less acceptable, 1 Pet. ii. ❋ Unknown (1721)

The prayer of the upright is as much his delight as ever it was, and the promises which are pleaded and put in suit in prayer are still yea and amen, inviolably sure. ❋ Unknown (1721)

God; the prayer of the upright is his delight, and therefore, we may hope, shall avail much, if it be an effectual fervent prayer. ❋ Unknown (1721)

In this unparalleled instance of divine grace, the upright is a ransom for the transgressors, the just for the unjust. ❋ Unknown (1721)

Therefore the prayer of the upright is his delight, because he is a friend of God, and he loves him who, though he have not yet attained, is following after righteousness, aiming at it and pressing towards it, as St. Paul, Phil. iii. ❋ Unknown (1721)

The stupid lowly, and the humble lowly, only, went down on its knees at the penitent form, admitted its pathological weight and hurt of sin, eliminated and purged all its bafflements, and walked forth again upright under the sun, child-like and pure, upborne by Abel Ah Yo's god's arm around it. ❋ Unknown (2010)

So it might seem that I have better things to do than attempt to remain upright on a rocking boat about 90 miles from Cuba, some of the greatest gamefish in the world swimming in waters around me, preoccupied with a tiny fish wriggling in my hand. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Today is osteoporosis-pill-day and I spent my half-hour (no food, no drink, remain upright) writing to them. ❋ Jean (2009)

I imagined it struggling to remain upright, trying desperately not let the others down. ❋ Unknown (2008)

We see satisfied customers, all of whom remain upright, each with two arms, two legs, two ears, two eyes, one nose. ❋ Unknown (2008)

On the other hand, a strong tree that stands upright is a blessing to the entire community. ❋ Unknown (2007)

Everything else still hurts, but fully upright is a step in the right direction. ❋ Reudaly (2007)

Now the Pyramids are three, and they are one of the Wonders of the World; nor is there on the face of earth aught like them for height and fashion and mysteries154; for they are built of huge rocks, and the builders proceeded by piercing one block of stone and setting therein upright rods of iron155; after which they pierced a second block of stone and lowered it upon the first. ❋ Unknown (2006)

My favorite, "'Tis hard for an empty Bag to stand upright," is plainly not a case in which Franklin thinks he has polished his own renowned wit to a diamond-hard edge. ❋ Unknown (2005)

Designed to remain upright when tilted on end, it has an extendable handle for easy hauling. ❋ Unknown (2005)

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