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)
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.
Origin: AS. Upright, uppriht. See Up, and Right.
(01 Mar 1998)
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