upright: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (up'rīt", up-rīt'), [key]
— adj.
  1. erect or vertical, as in position or posture.
  2. raised or directed vertically or upward.
  3. adhering to rectitude; righteous, honest, or just: an upright person.
  4. being in accord with what is right: upright dealings.
  1. the state of being upright or vertical.
  2. something standing erect or vertical, as a piece of timber.
  3. an upright piano.
  4. Usually,the goalposts.
  1. in an upright position or direction; vertically.
  1. to make upright.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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