What does vertical mean?

Definitions for verticalˈvɜr tɪ kəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vertical.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vertical(noun)

    something that is oriented vertically

  2. upright, vertical(adj)

    a vertical structural member as a post or stake

    "the ball sailed between the uprights"

  3. vertical, perpendicular(adj)

    at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line

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

  4. vertical(adj)

    relating to or involving all stages of a business from production to distribution

  5. erect, vertical, upright(adj)

    upright in position or posture

    "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"

  6. vertical(adj)

    of or relating to different levels in a hierarchy (as levels of social class or income group)

    "vertical social mobility"

Wiktionary

  1. vertical(Noun)

    A vertex or zenith

  2. vertical(Noun)

    A vertical geometrical figure; a perpendicular

  3. vertical(Noun)

    An individual slat in a set of vertical blinds.

  4. vertical(Noun)

    A vertical component of a structure.

  5. vertical(Adjective)

    along the direction of a plumbline or along a straight line that includes the center of the Earth

  6. vertical(Adjective)

    In a two dimensional Cartesian co-ordinate system, describing the axis oriented normal (perpendicular, at right angles) to the horizontal axis.

  7. vertical(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to vertical markets.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vertical(adj)

    of or pertaining to the vertex; situated at the vertex, or highest point; directly overhead, or in the zenith; perpendicularly above one

  2. Vertical(adj)

    perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; upright; plumb; as, a vertical line

  3. Vertical(noun)

    vertical position; zenith

  4. Vertical(noun)

    a vertical line, plane, or circle

  5. Origin: [Cf. F. vertical. See Vertex.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'vertical' in Adjectives Frequency: #674

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vertical in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vertical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Frost:

    Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire.

  2. Kristina Enquist:

    We didn't come here for the vertical, we came here for the whole experience.

  3. Robert McKeeman:

    We have real-time communication through GPS, so the police stations know where the officer is at all times, if he goes off on a chase, they know where he is. If he goes completely out of contact, they know where he is. They can even determine if he is lying horizontal instead of vertical and issue an emergency response.

  4. Richard Handler:

    Much is being said about our momentum in leveraged finance but it represents a small portion of the progress our investment bank has made over the past several decades. We now have over 720 investment bankers in a dozen countries and have full service banking, research, and distribution capabilities in every industry vertical.

  5. Phil Orlando:

    The fact that you've got these millennials delaying life and not getting married and not having kids is not a function of the fact that they are completely different from every other generation, it's a reflection that they went to college and ran up debt and couldn't find a job. Now that the economy is starting to improve for these folks, household formations have literally gone vertical.

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