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Definition of Upright

Upright

  1. Designating a club in which the head is approximately at a right angle with the shaft.
  2. 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.
  3. In an erect position or posture; perpendicular; vertical, or nearly vertical; pointing upward; as, an upright tree.
  4. Morally erect; having rectitude; honest; just; as, a man upright in all his ways.
  5. Conformable to moral rectitude.
  6. Stretched out face upward; flat on the back.
  7. Something standing upright, as a piece of timber in a building. See Illust. of Frame.

Upright Quotations

A man should be upright, not be kept upright.
Marcus Aurelius

For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
Aeschylus

Government has the role of suiting people for freedom. People aren't made for freedom spontaneously. There's sort of a 19-year race between when people are born and when they become adults. And government has a role in making them, at the end of 19 years, suited to be upright, trustworthy repositories of popular sovereignty.
George Will

What's changed is we now have good anatomical, geological, archaeological evidence that Neanderthals are not our ancestors. When I wrote 'Lucy,' I considered Neanderthals ancestors of modern humans. We have gone back twice the age of Lucy, six million years. And we see that upright bipedal walking goes back that far in time.
Donald Johanson

So Pa sold the little house. He sold the cow and calf. He made hickory bows and fastened them upright to the wagon box. Ma helped him stretch white canvas over them.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Upright Translations

upright in French is droite
upright in German is senkrecht
upright in Italian is pari, verticale
upright in Latin is ingenuus, pius, rectus, erectus
upright in Spanish is perpendicular
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