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  Definition of upright
  1. a piano with a vertical sounding board
  2. a vertical structural member as a post or stake; "the ball sailed between the uprights"
  3. in a vertical position; not sloping; "an upright post"
  4. upright in position or posture; "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"
  5. erect in posture; "behind him sat old man Arthur; he was straight with something angry in his attitude"; "stood defiantly with unbowed back"
  6. of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man"; "the life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous"- Frederick Douglass
  7. maintaining an erect position; "standing timber"; "many buildings were still standing"
Similar Words: upright piano, vertical, unsloped, erect, straight, unbent, unbowed, good, just, virtuous, standing

 

Hyponyms: spinet, column, pillar, jamb, post, scantling, stud, shaft, scape, stile

 

Attributes: position, posture, attitude

 

Part Meronyms: goalpost

 

 
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