Definition Of upright


(of a person or their behavior) strictly honorable or honest.

an upright member of the community

a post or rod fixed vertically, especially as a structural support.

the stone uprights of the parapet

an upright piano.

One option for families with children studying piano is to purchase uprights with the reduced keyboard and trade up later, as is done with different size violins.

in or into a vertical position.

she was sitting upright in bed

vertical; erect.

the posts must be in an upright position

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Example Of upright

  • A fine noble gentleman, honest and upright , he gained the respect of everybody.

  • A recent addition is an upright solar panel that Trevor swivels manually to keep it pointed at the sun.

  • A somber, upright man, he is interested only in truth and justice.

  • According to the principles of calligraphy, writing should be upright or slanting to the right.

  • After a few sessions with a ‘healing horse’ at the academy, he not only walks but sits upright on a horseback on his own.

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