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Someone skipped on the rent and they left behind a huge upright piano, which got moved into our apartment so the other apartment could get rented out. I took to it and started playing.
Cy Coleman

Meaning of "upright" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UPRIGHT

upright  [ˈʌpˌraɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UPRIGHT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Upright is a verb and can also act as a noun, an adjective and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb upright in English.



The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES UPRIGHT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

upright

Relative direction

The most common relative directions are left, right, forward, backward, up, and down. No absolute direction corresponds to any of the relative directions. This is a consequence of the translational invariance of the laws of physics: nature, loosely speaking, behaves the same no matter what direction one moves. As demonstrated by the Michelson-Morley null result, there is no absolute inertial frame of reference. There are definite relationships between the relative directions, however. Left and right, forward and backward, and up and down are three pairs of complementary directions, each pair orthogonal to both of the others. Relative directions are also known as egocentric coordinates.

Definition of upright in the English dictionary

The first definition of upright in the dictionary is vertical or erect. Other definition of upright is honest, honourable, or just. Upright is also vertically.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO UPRIGHT

PRESENT

Present
I upright
you upright
he/she/it uprights
we upright
you upright
they upright
Present continuous
I am uprighting
you are uprighting
he/she/it is uprighting
we are uprighting
you are uprighting
they are uprighting
Present perfect
I have uprighted
you have uprighted
he/she/it has uprighted
we have uprighted
you have uprighted
they have uprighted
Present perfect continuous
I have been uprighting
you have been uprighting
he/she/it has been uprighting
we have been uprighting
you have been uprighting
they have been uprighting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I uprighted
you uprighted
he/she/it uprighted
we uprighted
you uprighted
they uprighted
Past continuous
I was uprighting
you were uprighting
he/she/it was uprighting
we were uprighting
you were uprighting
they were uprighting
Past perfect
I had uprighted
you had uprighted
he/she/it had uprighted
we had uprighted
you had uprighted
they had uprighted
Past perfect continuous
I had been uprighting
you had been uprighting
he/she/it had been uprighting
we had been uprighting
you had been uprighting
they had been uprighting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will upright
you will upright
he/she/it will upright
we will upright
you will upright
they will upright
Future continuous
I will be uprighting
you will be uprighting
he/she/it will be uprighting
we will be uprighting
you will be uprighting
they will be uprighting
Future perfect
I will have uprighted
you will have uprighted
he/she/it will have uprighted
we will have uprighted
you will have uprighted
they will have uprighted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been uprighting
you will have been uprighting
he/she/it will have been uprighting
we will have been uprighting
you will have been uprighting
they will have been uprighting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would upright
you would upright
he/she/it would upright
we would upright
you would upright
they would upright
Conditional continuous
I would be uprighting
you would be uprighting
he/she/it would be uprighting
we would be uprighting
you would be uprighting
they would be uprighting
Conditional perfect
I would have upright
you would have upright
he/she/it would have upright
we would have upright
you would have upright
they would have upright
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been uprighting
you would have been uprighting
he/she/it would have been uprighting
we would have been uprighting
you would have been uprighting
they would have been uprighting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you upright
we let´s upright
you upright
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to upright
Past participle
uprighted
Present Participle
uprighting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UPRIGHT


birthright
ˈbɜːθˌraɪt
cartwright
ˈkɑːtˌraɪt
copyright
ˈkɒpɪˌraɪt
cordierite
ˈkɔːdɪəˌraɪt
diorite
ˈdaɪəˌraɪt
downright
ˈdaʊnˌraɪt
forthright
ˈfɔːθˌraɪt
laterite
ˈlætəˌraɪt
meteorite
ˈmiːtɪəˌraɪt
millwright
ˈmɪlˌraɪt
outright
ˈaʊtˌraɪt
playwright
ˈpleɪˌraɪt
Plowright
ˈplaʊˌraɪt
shipwright
ˈʃɪpˌraɪt
sphalerite
ˈsfæləˌraɪt
sybarite
ˈsɪbəˌraɪt
typewrite
ˈtaɪpˌraɪt
underwrite
ˈʊndəˌraɪt
wainwright
ˈweɪnˌraɪt
wheelwright
ˈwiːlˌraɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UPRIGHT

upraise
upraised
upraiser
uprate
upreach
uprear
uprest
upright freezer
upright piano
upright vacuum cleaner
uprighteously
uprightly
uprightness
uprisal
uprise
uprisen
upriser
uprising
upriver
uproar

WORDS THAT END LIKE UPRIGHT

all right
all-right
alright
bright
by right
eight
Enright
eyebright
eyes right
far right
far-right
fright
half-right
in one´s own right
right
see someone right
she´ll be right
stage fright
the right
too right
wright

Synonyms and antonyms of upright in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «UPRIGHT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «upright» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of upright

Translation of «upright» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UPRIGHT

Find out the translation of upright to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of upright from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «upright» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

笔直
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

erguido
570 millions of speakers

English

upright
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ईमानदार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عَمُودِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вертикальный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

verticalmente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ন্যায়পরায়ণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

droit
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tegak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

aufrecht
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

まっすぐ上に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

수직으로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mujur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thẳng đứng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நிமிர்ந்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सरळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

dik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

verticalmente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pionowo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

прямо
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

drept
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

όρθια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

regop
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

upprätt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

stående
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of upright

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UPRIGHT»

The term «upright» is very widely used and occupies the 13.565 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UPRIGHT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about upright

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10 QUOTES WITH «UPRIGHT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word upright.
1
Aeschylus
For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
2
Aesop
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
3
Nicos Anastasiades
Cyprus was a breath away from economic collapse. It was a big battle in which we came out wounded, but upright and determined to make a fresh start.
4
Colin Angle
Did Google need to make robot cars in order to make Streetview work? Absolutely not. It's the equivalent of saying you need a walking robot in order to push an upright vacuum cleaner. It's gratuitous robotics!
5
Dan Auerbach
My mum's family would all get together, with guitars, harmonica, mandolins and upright bass and play old blues and folk songs. That was normal to me.
6
Rick Barry
They have so fundamentally flawed techniques it's ridiculous. They shoot the ball flat. They all stand upright, there's just so many things they do incorrectly.
7
Bo Burnham
At once I feel that comedy is this amazing sort of transcendent thing, and I'm also open to the fact that maybe it's just an evolutionary hiccup, something that upright apes do in their free time.
8
Jim Capaldi
I was half asleep lying there writing this lyric in my head at about 3:30 in the morning. I woke Steve up with this idea and then we went into the living room where there was a little upright piano and finished the song. I wonder where that piano is now?
9
Giacomo Casanova
I have met with some of them - very honest fellows, who, with all their stupidity, had a kind of intelligence and an upright good sense, which cannot be the characteristics of fools.
10
Cy Coleman
Someone skipped on the rent and they left behind a huge upright piano, which got moved into our apartment so the other apartment could get rented out. I took to it and started playing.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UPRIGHT»

Discover the use of upright in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to upright and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Dilemmas of an Upright Man: Max Planck As Spokesman for ...
DEFENDING. THE. WORLD. PICTURE. Against Mach Planck's Leyden lecture developed around the question whether physics was approaching unity. Once answered correctly, that is, affirmatively, the question forced the philosophical ...
J. L. Heilbron, 1987
2
Being Upright: Zen Meditation and the Bodhisattva Precepts
Being Upright takes us beyond the conventional interpretation of ethical precepts to the ultimate meaning that informs them. Reb Anderson first introduces us to the fundamental ideas of Zen Buddhist practice.
Reb Anderson, 2013
3
The Upright Piano Player
The Upright Piano Player explores with a tender, yet unflinching eye the small but devastating flaws in human nature that can shape our destinies.
David Abbott, 2011
4
The Upright Brush: Yan Zhenqing's Calligraphy and Song ...
Arguing for the political rather than purely aesthetic basis for Yan Zhenqing's (709-785) reputation in Chinese calligraphy, the text posits that it was due to a handful of influential and well-educated men in the 11th century, who sought ...
Amy McNair, Zhenqing Yan, 1998
5
The Downside of Upright Posture: The Anatomical Causes of ...
A must-read for anyone interested in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Multiple Sclerosis research, this is a fascinating look into the science of physical anthropology, upright posture and the human brain.
Michael Flanagan, 2010
6
Circulatory Response to the Upright Posture
This is the only up-to-date systematic review of normal human response to upright posture and lower body negative pressure (LBNP).
James J. Smith, 1990
7
Upright Bass Primer
"Includes audio CD with over 20 play along songs with a full band. Quickly & easily learn to play like the pros with this step by step method." --front cover.
Andy Hohwald, 2007
8
Blue Upright: The Flies of a Lifetime
An essential book of flies for people who tie them and fish with them.
Steve Raymond, 2004
9
Mesillat Yesharim: The Path of the Upright
This volume contains the original Kaplan translation, as well as those sections of the text that Kaplan omitted, along with Stone’s new commentary. The original Hebrew text is in the back of the book.
Moses Hayyim Luzzatto, 2011
10
Standing Upright Here: New Zealand in the Nuclear Age, 1945-1990
Chronicling the development of New Zealand’s foreign policy as it applies to nuclear technology, this account examines intergovernmental negotiation and the expression of popular will in this independent nation.
Malcolm Templeton, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UPRIGHT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term upright is used in the context of the following news items.
1
a guide to the 2015 UCB Del Close Marathon ++ happy 25th …
Yes, you heard me: the annual three-day improv extravaganza is once again upon us. Now in its seventeenth year, the Upright Citizens Brigade's annual festival ... «Brooklyn Vegan, Jun 15»
2
Rescued Bear Walks Upright Like You Do: For Reals [Video]
Back in 2014, another black bear was videotaped walking upright along a New Jersey neighborhood, and as the Inquisitr initially reported, wildlife officials ... «Tech Times, May 15»
3
Larry Darrell Upright's Obituary: 'Do Not Vote for Hillary Clinton'
A grandfather's family asked mourners to honor his memory by not voting for Hillary Clinton. Larry Darrell Upright, 81, died at a hospital in Concord, North ... «NBCNews.com, Apr 15»
4
Boeing Files Patent for Upright Sleep System
The patent, filed late last month, is called the Transport Upright Vehicle Support System. No doubt that by the time it gets made, Boeing will have come up with a ... «ABC News, Apr 15»
5
Local woman remembers her life in her own words
Bonnie Upright says her mother had a binder, Emily's Death Notebook. In this binder, instructions for when Emily dies. "For years the plan was 'Bonnie, will you ... «First Coast News, Apr 15»
6
WATCH: Dog dressed to go to school walks upright
TORONTO – A one-year-old poodle in China's Leshan City has been trained by its owner to walk upright – even with a full outfit on. Video has been released ... «Globalnews.ca, Mar 15»
7
Firefighters Rescue 2 After SUV Falls 60 Feet Off New Jersey Bridge …
Two women escaped with only minor injuries after their SUV plunged 60 feet off a New Jersey bridge Friday morning and landed upright, authorities said. «NBC New York, Feb 15»
8
Upright Citizens Brigade Marches To New Sunset Blvd. Digs
Last night, the Upright Citizens Brigade threw the doors open to its second, sleek theater at 5419 W. Sunset Blvd., furthering solidifying itself as one of ... «Deadline.com, Nov 14»
9
"Bearly" believable! Bear walks upright like a human through New …
NEW JERSEY (WITI) — What looks like a bear walking upright may have some New Jersey residents thinking they witnessed an absurdly human-like bruin ... «fox6now.com, Aug 14»
10
Specialized upright scanners at UBC give researchers images that …
Using the only upright open MRI scanner of its kind in Canada, Vancouver Coast Health Research Institute's Centre for Hip Health and Mobility can capture ... «Vancouver Sun, Jul 14»

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