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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun upright:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective upright:

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Definition of the noun upright

What does upright mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: uprights

  1. a vertical structural member as a post or stake
    • example: the ball sailed between the uprights
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of upright: vertical
    • more generic term: structural member = support that is a constituent part of any structure or building
    • more specific words:
      • column / pillar = a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure
      • jamb = upright consisting of a vertical side member of a door or window frame
      • post = an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position
      • scantling / stud = an upright in house framing
      • scape / shaft = upright consisting of the vertical part of a column
      • stile = an upright that is a member in a door or window frame
    • part of: goalpost = one of a pair of posts (usually joined by a crossbar) that are set up as a goal at each end of a playing field
  2. a piano with a vertical sounding board
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of upright: upright piano
    • more generic words: forte-piano / piano / pianoforte = a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
    • more specific word: spinet = a small and compactly built upright piano

Alternative definition of the noun upright

noun

  1. Any vertical part of a structure, especially one of the goal posts in sports.
  2. A word clued by the successive initial, middle, or final letters of the cross-lights in a double acrostic or triple acrostic.
  3. [informal] An upright piano.

Specialised definition of the noun upright

Glossary of sports / soccer

a goalpost (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the adjective upright

What does upright mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more upright / most upright

  1. in a vertical position; not sloping
  2. of moral excellence
    • example: an upright and respectable man
    • synonyms of upright: good / just
    • similar: righteous
  3. upright in position or posture

Alternative definition of the adjective upright

adjective

  1. Vertical; erect.
  2. Greater in height than breadth.
  3. [figuratively] Of good morals; practicing ethical values.

Definition of the adverb upright

What does upright mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?

adverb

  1. in or into an upright position

Music

  1. "Upright" is a musical album of Philip Aaberg.
    • released in (36 years ago)
  2. "Upright" is a musical album of Jepther McClymont.
    • released in (11 years ago)

Phrases with Upright

Phrases starting with the word Upright:

  1. upright piano
  2. Upright Sedge
  3. Upright Burhead
  4. Upright Burrhead
  5. Upright Chickweed
  6. Upright Pellitory
  7. Upright Pepperweed
  8. Upright Vitrinella
  9. Upright Carrionflower
  10. Upright Myrtle Spurge
  11. Upright Carrion-Flower
  12. Upright Blue Beardtongue
  13. Upright Yellow Woodsorrel
  14. Upright Prairie Coneflower
  15. Upright Yellow Wood-Sorrel

Phrases ending with the word Upright:

  1. semi-upright
  2. place upright

Other phrases containing the word Upright:

  1. White Upright Mignonette
  2. Dimber Damber Upright Man

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Upright

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Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Nmaes (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

Gramineae 1905 Origins: From the Greek orthos "upright, straight" and cheilos "a lip," the long claw. Origins: From the Greek orthos "upright " and loma "border, margin, fringe." Orthoclada P. Beauv. Gramineae Origins: With ...

Google previewJim Stoppani's Encyclopedia of Muscle & Strength, 2E (2014)

by Stoppani, Jim

The shoulder exercises are divided into pressing exercises, upright row exercises, and raises. There are also rotator cuff exercises at the end for keeping your shoulder stabilizers strong and preventing injury, which is an all-toocommon ...

Google previewName This Font - A Practical Encyclopedia of Letterforms (2006)

Volume 1: Uppercase, Upright Fonts - Sans Serif, Serif, Condensed by Thomas V Skrivan

Volume 1: Uppercase, Upright Fonts - Sans Serif, Serif, Condensed Thomas V Skrivan. Groups. of. Letterforms. Group A Group B Sans Serif, Parallel Sides, Uniform Stroke Example: DIN Engschrift. ACDEGHJKMORW. Sans Serif, Parallel ...

Google previewMongolian English Dictionary (2013)

by Bawden,

straight, upright, эгц ~cyyx to sit bolt upright, ~зогсохto stand upright, ~шулуун quite straight 2. (~шудрага, ~шулуун зантай) ...

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Quotes about Upright

A man should be upright, not be kept upright. (Marcus Aurelius)
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Scrabble value of U1P3R1I1G2H4T1

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of UPRIGHT

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  • RIGHT-UP

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