1. a vertical structural member as a post or stake;
2. a piano with a vertical sounding board
1. in a vertical position; not sloping;
2. of moral excellence;
3. erect in posture;
4. maintaining an erect position;
5. upright in position or posture;
When she heard the news, she jerked upright in surprise.
My father was upright and outspoken . He held hypocrites in detestation.
It is hard for an empty sack to stand upright.
The tree shot quickly upright the giant , yelling with terror, was whirled away through the air.
The war memorial stands upright in the square.
He stood himself upright.
One's demeanor is upright.
When one is surrounded by the virtuous, he'll become upright himself.
The man is very upright.
These upright stones are the vestiges of some ancient religion.
The judge is an honest and upright official.
Anything in a leaning position is not upright.
An upright man is respectable.
He stood in an upright position.
In writing, make the characters square and upright.
Keeping him upright was no easy task , for he was practically a deadweight.
She sat upright in bed.
He was handsome, upright and chivalrous.
Cautiously, he moved himself into an upright position.
When I pushed his door open, Trevor was sitting bolt upright in bed.
Her mother was sitting bolt upright, scrunching her white cotton gloves into a ball.
With a swift movement, Matthew Jerrold sat upright.
He was an upright and noble man who was always willing to help in any way he could.
Helen sat upright in her chair.
He was sitting on an upright chair beside his bed, reading.
Sit in a relaxed upright posture.
The tug nearly turned turtle twice, but I managed to keep her upright.
Jerrold pulled himself upright on the bed.
vertical, perpendicular, upright, erect, plumb