upright


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Upright \Up"right`\, n.
   1. Something standing upright, as a piece of timber in a
      building. See Illust. of Frame.
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   2. (Basketwork) 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}.
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   3. (Football) the vertical part of a goalpost, especially the
      part above the horizontal bar; as, a field goal directly
      between the uprights.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Upright \Up"right`\, a. [AS. upright, uppriht. See Up, and
   Right, a.]
   1. In an erect position or posture; perpendicular; vertical,
      or nearly vertical; pointing upward; as, an upright tree.
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            With chattering teeth, and bristling hair upright.
                                                  --Dryden.
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            All have their ears upright.          --Spenser.
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   2. Morally erect; having rectitude; honest; just; as, a man
      upright in all his ways.
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            And that man [Job] was perfect and upright. --Job i.
                                                  1.
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   3. Conformable to moral rectitude.
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            Conscience rewards upright conduct with pleasure.
                                                  --J. M. Mason.
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   4. Stretched out face upward; flat on the back. [Obs.] " He
      lay upright." --Chaucer.
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   5. (Golf) Designating a club in which the head is
      approximately at a right angle with the shaft.
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   Upright drill (Mach.), a drilling machine having the
      spindle vertical.
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   Note: 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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