upright
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upright(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (vertical)
a. vertical
Please put your seat backs in the upright position.Por favor, pongan los respaldos de sus asientos en posición vertical.
b. derecho
You can tell Mariana is a dancer because she always has such upright posture.Se nota que Mariana es bailarina porque siempre mantiene la postura derecha.
c. erguido
She sat with a very upright back and tense shoulders.Estaba sentada con la espalda muy erguida y los hombros tensos.
d. erecto
The two upright stones on the summit of the hill are over 2,000 years old.Las dos piedras erectas que hay en la cima de la colina tienen más de 2,000 años.
2. (honorable)
a. recto
Harrison is an upright man and a pillar of the community.Harrison es un hombre recto y uno de los pilares de la comunidad.
b. honrado
Wilkinson had always led a decent, upright, and irreproachable life.Wilkinson siempre había llevado una vida decente, honrada e irreprochable.
c. íntegro
She is an upright person, a professional through and through.Ella es una persona íntegra, una profesional hasta la médula.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (in or into an upright position)
a. derecho (adjective)
The guards held their swords upright.Los guardias mantenían derechas sus espadas.
b. erguido (adjective)
She sat very upright and never relaxed for a moment.Se sentó muy erguida y no se relajó ni por un momento.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (architecture)
a. el montante
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There are six uprights supporting the church's gallery.Hay seis montantes que soportan la galería de la iglesia.
5. (sports)
a. el poste
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Miller's shot hit the upright, but went in.El tiro de Miller chocó contra el poste, pero entró en la portería.
6. (music)
a. el piano vertical
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I sold my old upright and bought myself a digital piano.Vendí mi viejo piano vertical y me compré un piano digital.
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upright
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (beam)
a. el poste m, montante
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (vertical)
a. vertical, derecho(a)
upright pianopiano vertical
3. (honest)
a. honrado(a)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to put/place something uprightponer/colocar algo derecho
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upright [ˈʌpraɪt]
adjective
1 derecho; recto
2 honrado; íntegro
adverb
erguido; derecho; recto
to hold o.s. upright mantenerse erguido; to sit bolt upright sentarse muy derecho; sentarse muy erguido
noun
1 (post) montante (m); poste (m); (goalpost) poste (m)
His shot hit the upright
2 (piano) piano (m) vertical or recto
modifier
upright piano (n) piano (m) vertical or recto
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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