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UPRIGHT, a. upri'te or up'rite. [up and right. This word is marked in books with the accent on the first syllable. But it is frequently pronounced with the accent on the second, and the accent on the first syllable of its derivatives is inadmissible.]

1. Erect; perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; as an upright tree; an upright post. Among mechanics, plumb.

2. Erected; pricked up; shooting directly from the body.

All have their ears upright -

With chatt'ring teeth and bristling hair upright.

3. Honest; just; adhering to rectitude in all social intercourse; not deviating from correct moral principles; as an upright man. Job. 1.

4. Conformable to moral rectitude.

Conscience rewards upright conduct with pleasure.



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UPRIGHT, a. upri'te or up'rite. [up and right. This word is marked in books with the accent on the first syllable. But it is frequently pronounced with the accent on the second, and the accent on the first syllable of its derivatives is inadmissible.]

1. Erect; perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; as an upright tree; an upright post. Among mechanics, plumb.

2. Erected; pricked up; shooting directly from the body.

All have their ears upright -

With chatt'ring teeth and bristling hair upright.

3. Honest; just; adhering to rectitude in all social intercourse; not deviating from correct moral principles; as an upright man. Job. 1.

4. Conformable to moral rectitude.

Conscience rewards upright conduct with pleasure.

UP-RIGHT, a. [upri'te or up'rite. up and right. This word is marked in books with the accent on the first syllable. But it is frequently pronounced with the accent on the second, and the accent on the first syllable of its derivatives is inadmissible.]

  1. Erect; perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; as, an upright tree; an upright post. Among mechanics, plumb.
  2. Erected; pricked up; shooting directly from the body. All have their ears upright. Spenser. With chatt'ring teeth and bristling hair upright. Dryden.
  3. Honest; just; adhering to rectitude in all social intercourse; not deviating from correct moral principles; as, an upright man. Job i.
  4. Conformable to moral rectitude. Conscience rewards upright conduct with pleasure. J. M. Mason.

UP'RIGHT, n.

  1. In architecture, a representation or draught of the front of a building; called also an elevation, or orthography. Cyc.
  2. Something standing erect or perpendicular.

Up"right`
  1. In an erect position or posture; perpendicular; vertical, or nearly vertical; pointing upward; as, an upright tree.

    With chattering teeth, and bristling hair upright. Dryden.

    All have their ears upright. Spenser.

  2. Something standing upright, as a piece of timber in a building. See Illust. of Frame.
  3. Designating a club in which the head is approximately at a right angle with the shaft.
  4. 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.
  5. Morally erect; having rectitude; honest; just; as, a man upright in all his ways.

    And that man [Job] was perfect and upright. Job i. 1.

  6. Conformable to moral rectitude.

    Conscience rewards upright conduct with pleasure. J. M. Mason.

  7. Stretched out face upward; flat on the back.

    [Obs.] " He lay upright." Chaucer.

    Upright drill (Mach.), a drilling machine having the spindle vertical.

    * This word and its derivatives are usually pronounced in prose with the accent on the first syllable. But they are frequently pronounced with the accent on the second in poetry, and the accent on either syllable is admissible.

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Upright

UPRIGHT, adjective upri'te or up'rite. [up and right. This word is marked in books with the accent on the first syllable. But it is frequently pronounced with the accent on the second, and the accent on the first syllable of its derivatives is inadmissible.]

1. Erect; perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; as an upright tree; an upright post. Among mechanics, plumb.

2. Erected; pricked up; shooting directly from the body.

All have their ears upright -

With chatt'ring teeth and bristling hair upright

3. Honest; just; adhering to rectitude in all social intercourse; not deviating from correct moral principles; as an upright man. Job 1:1.

4. Conformable to moral rectitude.

Conscience rewards upright conduct with pleasure.

UP'RIGHT, noun

1. In architecture, a representation or draught of the front of a building; called also an elevation, or orthography.

2. Something standing erect or perpendicular.

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