Definition and Meanings for upright

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Part of Speech of upright

adjective, noun

Etymology of upright

as. upright, uppriht. see up, and right, a.pos

Meaning of upright


as adjective, adjective

  • in an erect position or posture; perpendicular; vertical, or nearly vertical; pointing upward; as, an upright tree.
  • morally erect; having rectitude; honest; just; as, a man upright in all his ways.
  • conformable to moral rectitude.
  • stretched out face upward; flat on the back.
  • designating a club in which the head is approximately at a right angle with the shaft.

as noun

  • something standing upright, as a piece of timber in a building. see illust. of frame.
  • 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.
  • the vertical part of a goalpost, especially the part above the horizontal bar; as, a field goal directly between the uprights.
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