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Definition 1: a piano with a vertical sounding board - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for upright in the sense of this definition

(upright is a kind of ...) a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds

(... is a kind of upright ) a small and compactly built upright piano

Definition 2: a vertical structural member as a post or stake - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where upright or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ball sailed between the uprights

Synonyms for upright in the sense of this definition

(upright is a kind of ...) support that is a constituent part of any structure or building

(... is a kind of upright ) (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure

(... is a kind of upright ) upright consisting of a vertical side member of a door or window frame

(... is a kind of upright ) an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position

"he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"

(... is a kind of upright ) an upright in house framing

(... is a kind of upright ) (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column

(... is a kind of upright ) an upright that is a member in a door or window frame

(... is part of upright) one of a pair of posts (usually joined by a crossbar) that are set up as a goal at each end of a playing field

Definition 3: upright in position or posture - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where upright or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for upright in the sense of this definition

(upright is similar to ...) erect in posture

"sit straight" "stood defiantly with unbowed back"

(upright is similar to ...) standing on four feet

(upright is similar to ...) requiring a standing position

"a stand-up bar" "a stand-up comic"

(upright is similar to ...) having a supporting base

"a standing lamp"

(upright is similar to ...) of animals that are partly erect

(upright is similar to ...) of plants that are partly erect

(upright is similar to ...) of plants that are semi-climbers

(upright is similar to ...) rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile

"a lion rampant"

(upright is similar to ...) in walking position with right foreleg raised

(upright is similar to ...) pertaining to an upright standing posture

"orthostatic hypotension"

(upright is similar to ...) having clusters of erect branches (often appearing to form a single column)

(upright is similar to ...) capable of being raised to an upright position

"erectile feathers"

(... are attributes of upright) the arrangement of the body and its limbs

"he assumed an attitude of surrender"

Definition 4: of moral excellence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where upright or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a genuinely good person
  • a just cause
  • an upright and respectable man

Synonyms for upright in the sense of this definition

(upright is similar to ...) characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice

"the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much"

Definition 5: in a vertical position; not sloping - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where upright or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an upright post

Synonyms for upright in the sense of this definition

(upright is similar to ...) at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line

"a vertical camera angle" "the monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab" "measure the perpendicular height"

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