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Definitions and Synonyms of vertical | Another word for vertical | What is vertical?

Definition 1: a vertical structural member as a post or stake - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where vertical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ball sailed between the uprights

Synonyms for vertical in the sense of this definition

(vertical is a kind of ...) support that is a constituent part of any structure or building

(... is a kind of vertical ) (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure

(... is a kind of vertical ) upright consisting of a vertical side member of a door or window frame

(... is a kind of vertical ) an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position

"he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"

(... is a kind of vertical ) an upright in house framing

(... is a kind of vertical ) (architecture) upright consisting of the vertical part of a column

(... is a kind of vertical ) an upright that is a member in a door or window frame

(... is part of vertical) one of a pair of posts (usually joined by a crossbar) that are set up as a goal at each end of a playing field

Definition 2: something that is oriented vertically - [noun denoting linkdef]

(vertical is a kind of ...) position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions

Definition 3: at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where vertical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a vertical camera angle
  • the monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab
  • measure the perpendicular height

Synonyms for vertical in the sense of this definition

(vertical is similar to ...) exactly vertical

"the tower of Pisa is far out of plumb"

(vertical is similar to ...) turned up on end

(vertical is similar to ...) in a vertical position; not sloping

"an upright post"

(means also ...) having a sharp inclination

"the steep attic stairs" "steep cliffs"

(means also ...) having no deviations

"straight lines" "straight roads across the desert" "straight teeth" "straight shoulders"

(... are attributes of vertical) position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions

Definition 4: upright in position or posture - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where vertical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an erect stature
  • erect flower stalks
  • for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression
  • a column still vertical amid the ruins
  • he sat bolt upright

Synonyms for vertical in the sense of this definition

(vertical is similar to ...) erect in posture

"sit straight" "stood defiantly with unbowed back"

(vertical is similar to ...) standing on four feet

(vertical is similar to ...) requiring a standing position

"a stand-up bar" "a stand-up comic"

(vertical is similar to ...) having a supporting base

"a standing lamp"

(vertical is similar to ...) of animals that are partly erect

(vertical is similar to ...) of plants that are partly erect

(vertical is similar to ...) of plants that are semi-climbers

(vertical is similar to ...) rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile

"a lion rampant"

(vertical is similar to ...) in walking position with right foreleg raised

(vertical is similar to ...) pertaining to an upright standing posture

"orthostatic hypotension"

(vertical is similar to ...) having clusters of erect branches (often appearing to form a single column)

(vertical is similar to ...) capable of being raised to an upright position

"erectile feathers"

(... are attributes of vertical) the arrangement of the body and its limbs

"he assumed an attitude of surrender"

Definition 5: relating to or involving all stages of a business from production to distribution - [adjective denoting pert]

Definition 6: of or relating to different levels in a hierarchy (as levels of social class or income group) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where vertical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • vertical social mobility

(vertical is similar to ...) classified according to various criteria into successive levels or layers

"it has been said that only a hierarchical society with a leisure class at the top can produce works of art" "in her hierarchical set of values honesty comes first"

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