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American English: /ˈəpˌraɪt/
British English: /ˈʌprʌɪt/

Translation of upright in Spanish:


  • 1 (vertical)
    to place/stand something upright
    colocar/poner algo de pie or vertical
    sit upright he held himself upright throughout the ceremony
    se mantuvo erguido durante toda la ceremonia
    Example sentences
    • He was upright immediately, staring at her in shock.
    • Within a matter of seconds, he was snoring as if he were not upright in a car, but lying comfortably in his own bed.
    • When we parted she was upright, energised, smiling and laughing.
    Example sentences
    • It is a typical stone row, comprising a line of upright stone slabs, constructed about 2000 bc as a ceremonial site.
    • Each gate will have the ability to revolve on a hinge, from a horizontal resting position on the bottom of the sea to an upright position rising above sea level.
    • It clicks into place in an upright position when needed.
  • 2 (honest)
    Example sentences
    • John was a much loved and respected member of the community, known for his upright and honest nature.
    • A fine noble gentleman, honest and upright, he gained the respect of everybody.
    • He seemed a decent fellow - honest, upright, considerate, and willing to put others before himself.


  • 1 (post) (Architecture, Building)
    (of bookcase) soporte (masculine) vertical
    Example sentences
    • The ‘smart’ fence uses breakable metal pins inserted between the top pole and the uprights supporting it.
    • The winds, which had now swung south-east sent great waves over those who still clung to anything they could get a grip on, such as chains, steel uprights or iron support bars.
    • The most common arch form is constructed of steel uprights supported in concrete-filled oil drums, with a trellised head spanning the road.
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