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Noun, Verb (transitive), Adjective, Adverb


Noun upright has 2 senses

Adjective upright has 3 senses


uprighta. [AS. upright, uppriht. See Up, and Right, a.].
  •  In an erect position or posture; perpendicular; vertical, or nearly vertical; pointing upward; as, an upright tree.  [1913 Webster]
    "With chattering teeth, and bristling hair upright."  [1913 Webster]
    "All have their ears upright."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Morally erect; having rectitude; honest; just; as, a man upright in all his ways.  [1913 Webster]
    "And that man [Job] was perfect and upright."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Conformable to moral rectitude.  [1913 Webster]
    "Conscience rewards upright conduct with pleasure."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Stretched out face upward; flat on the back.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Designating a club in which the head is approximately at a right angle with the shaft.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
    " This word and its derivatives are usually pronounced in prose with the accent on the first syllable. But they are frequently pronounced with the accent on the second in poetry, and the accent on either syllable is admissible."  [1913 Webster]
Upright drill (Mach.), a drilling machine having the spindle vertical.
  •  Something standing upright, as a piece of timber in a building. See Illust. of Frame.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  the vertical part of a goalpost, especially the part above the horizontal bar; as, a field goal directly between the uprights.  [PJC]


upright, adj. & n.
1 erect, vertical (an upright posture; stood upright).
2 (of a piano) with vertical strings.
3 (of a person or behaviour) righteous; strictly honourable or honest.
4 (of a picture, book, etc.) greater in height than breadth.
1 a post or rod fixed upright esp. as a structural support.
2 an upright piano.

uprightly adv. uprightness n.
OE upriht (as UP, RIGHT)



Christian, Klavier, Samson post, Steinway, angelic, arrowlike, at attention, azimuth circle, baby grand, baluster, balustrade, banister, base, blameless, bolt upright, caryatid, cast up, cembalo, clarichord, clavicembalo, clavichord, clavicittern, clavicymbal, clavicytherium, clavier, clean, colonnade, column, concert grand, conscientious, cottage piano, couched harp, creditable, dado, dead straight, decent, die, direct, doorjamb, doorpost, downright, dulcimer harpsichord, elevate, elevated, endways, endwise, equitable, erect, erectly, estimable, ethical, even, exalted, exemplary, fair, flat, footstalk, full of integrity, gatepost, godly, good, grand, grand piano, hammer dulcimer, harmonichord, harpsichord, high, high-minded, high-principled, highly respectable, hitching post, honest, honorable, horizontal, immaculate, impartial, in a line, incorruptible, inviolate, irreproachable, jack, jamb, just, king post, law-abiding, law-loving, law-revering, level, lift up, lifted, lineal, linear, lofty, manichord, manichordon, manly, melodion, melopiano, milepost, monochord, moral, mullion, newel-post, noble, normal, on end, on stilts, orthodiagonal, pair of virginals, parlor grand, pedestal, pedicel, peduncle, perpendicular, perpendicularly, pianette, pianino, piano, piano-violin, pianoforte, pier, pilaster, pile, piling, pillar, pitch, plinth, plumb, pole, post, principled, pure, queen-post, raise, raise aloft, raise up, raised, rampant, rear, rear aloft, rearing, rectilineal, rectilinear, reputable, respectable, right, right angle, right on end, right-minded, righteous, ruler-straight, saintlike, saintly, scrupulous, seraphic, set up, shaft, signpost, smooth, snubbing post, socle, sostinente pianoforte, spinet, spotless, square piano, staff, stainless, stalk, stanchion, stand, stand upright, stand-up, standard, standing up, stem, sterling, stile, stilted, straight, straight-cut, straight-front, straight-side, straight-up, straightforward, streamlined, subbase, sublime, surbase, true, true-dealing, true-devoted, true-disposing, true-souled, true-spirited, truehearted, trunk, trustworthy, unbending, unbent, unblemished, unbowed, unbroken, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, uncurved, undefiled, undeflected, undeviating, undistorted, unimpeachable, uninterrupted, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, unswerving, untarnished, unturned, up, up on end, upcast, upend, upended, upflung, upheave, uplift, uplifted, upraise, upraised, uprear, upreared, upright piano, uprighteous, uprightly, upstanding, upstandingly, upthrown, upwards, vertical, vertical circle, violin piano, virginal, virtuous, worthy, yeomanly




N verticality, erectness, perpendicularity, right angle, normal, azimuth circle, wall, precipice, cliff, elevation, erection, square, plumb line, plummet, vertical, upright, erect, perpendicular, plumb, normal, straight, bolt, upright, rampant, standing up, rectangular, orthogonal, vertically, up, on end, up on end, right on end, a plomb, endwise, one one's legs, at right angles, verticality, erectness, perpendicularity, right angle, normal, azimuth circle, wall, precipice, cliff, elevation, erection, square, plumb line, plummet, vertical, upright, erect, perpendicular, plumb, normal, straight, bolt, upright, rampant, standing up, rectangular, orthogonal, vertically, up, on end, up on end, right on end, a plomb, endwise, one one's legs, at right angles.


N support, ground, foundation, base, basis, terra firma, bearing, fulcrum, bait, caudex crib, point d'appui, pou sto, purchase footing, hold, locus standi, landing place, landing stage, stage, platform, block, rest, resting place, groundwork, substratum, riprap, sustentation, subvention, floor, supporter, aid, prop, stand, anvil, fulciment, cue rest, jigger, monkey, stay, shore, skid, rib, truss, bandage, sleeper, stirrup, stilts, shoe, sole, heel, splint, lap, bar, rod, boom, sprit, outrigger, ratlings, staff, stick, crutch, alpenstock, baton, staddle, bourdon, cowlstaff, lathi, mahlstick, post, pillar, shaft, thill, column, pilaster, pediment, pedicle, pedestal, plinth, shank, leg, socle, zocle, buttress, jamb, mullion, abutment, baluster, banister, stanchion, balustrade, headstone, upright, door post, jamb, door jamb, frame, framework, scaffold, skeleton, beam, rafter, girder, lintel, joist, travis, trave, corner stone, summer, transom, rung, round, step, sill, angle rafter, hip rafter, cantilever, modillion, crown post, king post, vertebra, columella, backbone, keystone, axle, axletree, axis, arch, mainstay, trunnion, pivot, rowlock, peg, tiebeam, thole pin, board, ledge, shelf, hob, bracket, trevet, trivet, arbor, rack, mantel, mantle piece, mantleshelf, slab, console, counter, dresser, flange, corbel, table, trestle, shoulder, perch, horse, easel, desk, clotheshorse, hatrack, retable, teapoy, seat, throne, dais, divan, musnud, chair, bench, form, stool, sofa, settee, stall, arm chair, easy chair, elbow chair, rocking chair, couch, fauteuil, woolsack, ottoman, settle, squab, bench, aparejo, faldstool, horn, long chair, long sleeve chair, morris chair, lamba chauki, lamba kursi, saddle, pannel, pillion, side saddle, pack saddle, pommel, bed, berth, pallet, tester, crib, cot, hammock, shakedown, trucklebed, cradle, litter, stretcher, bedstead, four poster, French bed, bunk, kip, palang, bedding, bichhona, mattress, paillasse, pillow, bolster, mat, rug, cushion, footstool, hassock, tabouret, tripod, monopod, Atlas, Persides, Atlantes, Caryatides, Hercules, supporting, supported, fundamental, dorsigerous, astride on, straddle.


N probity, integrity, rectitude, uprightness, honesty, faith, honor, bonne foi, good faith, bona fides, purity, clean hands, fairness, fair play, justice, equity, impartiality, principle, even-handedness, grace, constancy, faithfulness, fidelity, loyalty, incorruption, incorruptibility, trustworthiness, truth, candor, singleness of heart, veracity, tender conscience, punctilio, delicacy, nicety, scrupulosity, scrupulousness, scruple, point, point of honor, punctuality, dignity, (repute), respectability, respectableness, gentilhomme, gentleman, man of honor, man of his word, fidus Achates, preux chevalier, galantuomo, truepenny, trump, brick, true Briton, white man, court of honor, a fair field and no favor, argumentum ad verecundiam, upright, honest, honest as daylight, veracious, virtuous, honorable, fair, right, just, equitable, impartial, evenhanded, square, fair and aboveboard, open and aboveboard, white, constant, constant as the northern star, faithful, loyal, staunch, true, true blue, true to one's colors, true to the core, true as the needle to the pole, marble-constant, true- hearted, trusty, trustworthy, as good as one's word, to be depended on, incorruptible, straightforward, frank, candid, open-hearted, conscientious, tender-conscienced, right-minded, high-principled, high-minded, scrupulous, religious, strict, nice, punctilious, correct, punctual, respectable, reputable, gentlemanlike, inviolable, inviolate, unviolated, unbroken, unbetrayed, unbought, unbribed, innocent, pure, stainless, unstained, untarnished, unsullied, untainted, unperjured, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, undefiled, undepraved, undebauched, integer vitae scelerisque purus, justus et tenax propositi, chivalrous, jealous of honor, sans peur et sans reproche, high-spirited, supramundane, unworldly, other-worldly, overscrupulous, honorable, bona fide, on the square, in good faith, honor bright, foro conscientiae, with clean hands, a face untaught to feign, bene qui latuit bene vixit, mens sibi conscia recti, probitas laudatur et alget, fidelis ad urnam, his heart as far from fraud as heaven from earth, loyaute m'oblige, loyaute n'a honte, what stronger breastplate than a heart untainted?.

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