Definition of upright noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʌpraɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʌpraɪt//
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  1. 1a long piece of wood, metal or plastic that is placed in a vertical position, especially in order to support something
  2. 2= upright piano
  3. Word OriginOld English upriht, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch oprecht and German aufrecht (see up, right).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: upright