upright Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “upright” - English Dictionary

"upright" in American English

See all translations

uprightadjective, adverb [not gradable]

us   /ˈʌpˌrɑɪt/
(standing or being) vertical and as straight as possible: He stood upright.

uprightadjective

us   /ˈʌp·rɑɪt/
  • upright adjective (MORAL)

honest, responsible, and moral: an upright young man
(Definition of upright from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"upright" in British English

See all translations

uprightadjective

uk   /ˈʌp.raɪt/ us   /ˈʌp.raɪt/
  • upright adjective (STRAIGHT)

B2 straight up or vertical: Please return your seat to an upright position and fasten your belt.
used to refer to something that is taller than it is wide: an upright freezer/vacuum cleaner

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

uprightadverb

uk   /ˈʌp.raɪt/ us   /ˈʌp.raɪt/

uprightnoun [C]

uk   /ˈʌp.raɪt/ us   /ˈʌp.raɪt/
a vertical part of something that supports other parts: Firmly secure the two uprights to opposite walls in the alcove and then fit the shelves in between them.
UK informal for goalpost
also upright piano a piano in which the strings are vertical
Compare
(Definition of upright from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of upright?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

sunburned

Sunburned skin has become red and sore by being in the strong heat of the sun for too long, or is very suntanned.

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More