What does vertical mean?

Definitions for vertical
ˈvɜr tɪ kəlver·ti·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. verticalnoun

    something that is oriented vertically

  2. upright, verticaladjective

    a vertical structural member as a post or stake

    "the ball sailed between the uprights"

  3. vertical, perpendicularadjective

    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. verticaladjective

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

  5. erect, vertical, uprightadjective

    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. verticaladjective

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

    "vertical social mobility"

Wiktionary

  1. verticalnoun

    A vertex or zenith

  2. verticalnoun

    A vertical geometrical figure; a perpendicular

  3. verticalnoun

    An individual slat in a set of vertical blinds.

  4. verticalnoun

    A vertical component of a structure.

  5. verticaladjective

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

  6. verticaladjective

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

  7. verticaladjective

    Of or pertaining to vertical markets.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Verticaladjective

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

  2. Verticaladjective

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

  3. Verticalnoun

    vertical position; zenith

  4. Verticalnoun

    a vertical line, plane, or circle

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

Editors Contribution

  1. vertical

    A known direction and position.

    The houses were built on a vertical and horizontal positions.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 30, 2020  

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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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

Examples of vertical in a Sentence

  1. Rich Greenfield:

    No one was shooting vertical video before Evan Spiegel, no one was making Stories [ photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours ], no one was visually communicating, evan Spiegel has done an incredible job [ innovating ].

  2. Emily Harrington:

    The chimney had the same angle for three hundred and sixty meters. It was almost vertical, so when you fell, you fell hard into the wall. So it's something different [... ] I had to get used to the falling to just keep this out of my mind. Like to not be scared to fall.

  3. Dwayne Winseck:

    What sets Canada out as an outlier is the extent of vertical integration, the companies that own the pipes also own the content providers whose messages are flowing over those pipes.

  4. Nona Yehia:

    Covid has shined a spotlight on what we knew ten years ago when we were looking at this vertical model: We have a centralized food system and it's kept us from getting fresh, local, good-tasting food, i think Covid-19 has forced people to ask why that is and how they now can get locally-grown food they like in the summertime and get it year-round. It's exactly what Vertical Harvest is about.

  5. Architect Gary Beyerl:

    By extending the plant zone up the vertical surfaces of an urban space, you can make a lot of visual greenery work to your advantage, i’ve got a verdant environment even though it’s tiny.

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