Upright vs Pylon - What's the difference?

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Upright is a related term of pylon.

As nouns the difference between upright and pylon

is that upright is any vertical part of a structure, especially one of the goal posts in sports while pylon is pylon (traffic cone).

As an adjective upright

is vertical; erect.

As an adverb upright

is in or into an upright position.




(en adjective)
  • Vertical; erect.
  • I was standing upright , waiting for my orders.
  • * 1608 , William Shakespeare, The merry Deuill of Edmonton , introduction, lines 1–4
  • Fab''[''ell'']'': ?What meanes the tolling of this fatall chime, // O what a trembling horror ?trikes my hart! // My ?tiffned haire ?tands vpright on my head, // As doe the bri?tles of a porcupine.
  • * 1782 , Fanny Burney, Cecilia; or, Memoirs of an Heiress , volume V, Book X, chapter X: “A Termination”, page 372
  • Supported by pillows, ?he ?at almo?t upright .
  • *
  • Greater in height than breadth.
  • (figuratively) Of good morals; practicing ethical values.
  • Synonyms



    (en adverb)
  • in or into an upright position
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any vertical part of a structure, especially one of the goal posts in sports.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 5 , author=Mark Ashenden , title=Wolverhampton 1 - 0 Chelsea , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Chelsea improved, with Salomon Kalou denied by goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey and Didier Drogba hitting the upright .}}
  • A word clued by the successive initial, middle, or final letters of the cross-lights in a double acrostic or triple acrostic.
  • (informal) An upright piano.
  • Holonyms

    * (word clued by successive letters) double acrostic, triple acrostic




    (en noun)
  • A gateway to the inner part of an Ancient Egyptian temple.
  • A tower-like structure, usually one of a series, used to support high-voltage electricity cables.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=7 citation , passage=The highway to the East Coast which ran through the borough of Ebbfield had always been a main road and even now, despite the vast garages, the pylons and the gaily painted factory glasshouses which had sprung up beside it, there still remained an occasional trace of past cultures.}}
  • (aviation)  A structure used to mount engines, missiles etc., to the underside of an aircraft wing or fuselage.
  • An obelisk.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-01
  • , author= , title=The Washington Monument , volume=100, issue=1, page=16 , magazine= citation , passage=The Washington Monument is often described as an obelisk, and sometimes even as a “true obelisk,” even though it is not. A true obelisk is a monolith, a pylon formed out of a single piece of stone.}}
  • A traffic cone.
  • (American football)  An orange marker designating one of the four corners of the end zone in American football.