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UPRIGHT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does upright mean? 

UPRIGHT (noun)
  The noun UPRIGHT has 2 senses:

1. a vertical structural member as a post or stake
2. a piano with a vertical sounding board

  Familiarity information: UPRIGHT used as a noun is rare.


UPRIGHT (adjective)
  The adjective UPRIGHT has 3 senses:

1. in a vertical position; not sloping
2. of moral excellence
3. upright in position or posture

  Familiarity information: UPRIGHT used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


UPRIGHT (noun)


Sense 1upright [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A vertical structural member as a post or stake

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

upright; vertical

Context example:

the ball sailed between the uprights

Hypernyms ("upright" is a kind of...):

structural member (support that is a constituent part of any structure or building)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "upright"):

column; pillar ((architeture) a tall cylindrical vertical upright and used to support a structure)

jamb (upright consisting of a vertical side member of a door or window frame)

post (an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position)

scantling; stud (an upright in house framing)

scape; shaft ((architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column)

stile (an upright that is a member in a door or window frame)

Holonyms ("upright" is a part of...):

goalpost (one of a pair of posts (usually joined by a crossbar) that are set up as a goal at each end of a playing field)


Sense 2upright [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A piano with a vertical sounding board

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

upright piano; upright

Hypernyms ("upright" is a kind of...):

forte-piano; piano; pianoforte (a stringed instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "upright"):

spinet (a small and compactly built upright piano)


UPRIGHT (adjective)


Sense 1upright [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a vertical position; not sloping

Synonyms:

unsloped; upright

Context example:

an upright post

Similar:

perpendicular; vertical (at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line)


Sense 2upright [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of moral excellence

Synonyms:

upright; just; good

Context examples:

a genuinely good person / a just cause / an upright and respectable man

Similar:

righteous (characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice)


Sense 3upright [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Upright in position or posture

Synonyms:

erect; upright; vertical

Context examples:

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

Similar:

semi-upright (of animals that are partly erect)

standing (having a supporting base)

stand-up (requiring a standing position)

statant (standing on four feet)

straight-backed (of posture)

straight; unbent; unbowed (erect in posture)

semi-erect (of plants that are partly erect)

semi-climbing (of plants that are semi-climbers)

rampant; rearing (rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile)

passant (in walking position with right foreleg raised)

orthostatic (pertaining to an upright standing posture)

fastigiate (having clusters of erect branches (often appearing to form a single column))

erectile (capable of being raised to an upright position)

Attribute:

attitude; position; posture (the arrangement of the body and its limbs)


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