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Meaning & Definition of Upright in English

English

Upright

/əpraɪt/

noun

1. A vertical structural member as a post or stake

  • "The ball sailed between the uprights"
    synonym:
  • upright
  • ,
  • vertical

2. A piano with a vertical sounding board

    synonym:
  • upright
  • ,
  • upright piano

adjective

1. In a vertical position

  • Not sloping
  • "An upright post"
    synonym:
  • upright
  • ,
  • unsloped

2. Of moral excellence

  • "A genuinely good person"
  • "A just cause"
  • "An upright and respectable man"
    synonym:
  • good
  • ,
  • just
  • ,
  • upright

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • erect
  • ,
  • vertical
  • ,
  • upright

Examples of using

An empty bag can't stand upright.