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Dictionary definition for: Upright

1. (n) a vertical structural member as a post or stake; "the ball sailed between the uprights"

2. (s) in a vertical position; not sloping; "an upright post"

3. (n) a piano with a vertical sounding board

4. (s) 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

5. (s) erect in posture; "behind him sat old man Arthur; he was straight with something angry in his attitude" "stood defiantly with unbowed back"

6. (a) maintaining an erect position; "standing timber" "many buildings were still standing"

7. (a) 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"

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