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upright


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Upright  \Up"right`\,  a.  (Golf) 
  Designating  a  club  in  which  the  head  is  approximately  at  a 
  right  angle  with  the  shaft. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Upright  \Up"right`\,  n.  Basketwork 
  A  tool  made  from  a  flat  strip  of  steel  with  chisel  edges  at 
  both  ends  bent  into  horseshoe,  the  opening  between  the 
  cutting  edges  being  adjustable,  used  for  reducing  splits  to 
  skeins.  Called  in  full  {upright  shave}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Upright  \Up"right`\,  a.  [AS.  upright,  uppriht  See  {Up},  and 
  {Right},  a.] 
  1.  In  an  erect  position  or  posture;  perpendicular;  vertical, 
  or  nearly  vertical;  pointing  upward;  as  an  upright  tree. 
 
  With  chattering  teeth,  and  bristling  hair  upright. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  All  have  their  ears  upright.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  Morally  erect;  having  rectitude;  honest;  just  as  a  man 
  upright  in  all  his  ways. 
 
  And  that  man  [Job]  was  perfect  and  upright.  --Job  i. 
  1. 
 
  3.  Conformable  to  moral  rectitude. 
 
  Conscience  rewards  upright  conduct  with  pleasure. 
  --J.  M.  Mason. 
 
  4.  Stretched  out  face  upward;  flat  on  the  back  [Obs.]  ``  He 
  lay  upright.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  {Upright  drill}  (Mach.),  a  drilling  machine  having  the 
  spindle  vertical. 
 
  Note:  This  word  and  its  derivatives  are  usually  pronounced  in 
  prose  with  the  accent  on  the  first  syllable.  But  they 
  are  frequently  pronounced  with  the  accent  on  the  second 
  in  poetry,  and  the  accent  on  either  syllable  is 
  admissible. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Upright  \Up"right`\,  n. 
  Something  standing  upright,  as  a  piece  of  timber  in  a 
  building.  See  Illust.  of  {Frame}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  upright 
  adj  1:  in  a  vertical  position;  not  sloping;  "an  upright  post"  [syn: 
  {unsloped}] 
  2:  of  moral  excellence;  "a  genuinely  good  person";  "a  just 
  cause";  "an  upright  and  respectable  man";  "the  life  of  the 
  nation  is  secure  only  while  the  nation  is  honest, 
  truthful,  and  virtuous"-  Frederick  Douglass  [syn:  {good}, 
  {just},  {virtuous}] 
  3:  erect  in  posture;  "behind  him  sat  old  man  Arthur;  he  was 
  straight  with  something  angry  in  his  attitude";  "stood 
  defiantly  with  unbowed  back"  [syn:  {straight},  {unbent},  {unbowed}] 
  4:  maintaining  an  erect  position;  "standing  timber";  "many 
  buildings  were  still  standing"  [syn:  {standing}]  [ant:  {falling}] 
  5:  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"  [syn:  {erect},  {vertical}]  [ant:  {unerect}] 
  n  1:  a  vertical  structural  member  as  a  post  or  stake;  "the  ball 
  sailed  between  the  uprights"  [syn:  {vertical}] 
  2:  a  piano  with  a  vertical  sounding  board  [syn:  {upright  piano}] 




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