(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. in a vertical position; not sloping

- an upright post

Similar word(s): perpendicular, vertical, unsloped

2. of moral excellence

- an upright and respectable man

Similar word(s): righteous, good, just

3. upright in position or posture

- he sat bolt upright

Similar word(s): erectile, fastigiate, orthostatic, passant, rampant, rearing, standing, statant, straight, unbent, unbowed, erect, vertical

Sentences with upright as an adjective:

- I was standing upright, waiting for my orders.


1. in or into an upright position


1. a vertical structural member as a post or stake

- the ball sailed between the uprights

Similar word(s): vertical

Definition categories: man–made

2. a piano with a vertical sounding board

Definition categories: man–made, piano, pianoforte


1. (transitive) To set upright or stand back up (something that has fallen).