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Adjective: upright  'úp,rIt
  1. In a vertical position; not sloping
    "an upright post";
    - unsloped
  2. Of moral excellence
    "an upright and respectable man";
    - good, just
  3. Not sloping in position or posture; positioned vertically
    "he sat bolt upright";
    - erect, vertical
Noun: upright  'úp,rIt
  1. A vertical structural member as a post or stake
    "the ball sailed between the uprights";
    - vertical
  2. A piano with a vertical sounding board
    - upright piano

Derived forms: uprights

See also: attitude, erectile, fastigiate, orthostatic, passant, perpendicular, position, posture, rampant, righteous, semi-climbing, semi-erect, semi-upright, standing, stand-up, statant, straight, unbent, unbowed, vertical

Type of: forte-piano, piano, pianoforte, structural member

Antonym: unerect

Part of: goalpost

Encyclopedia: Upright