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

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

  2. Verticaladjective

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

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

  3. Verticalnoun

    vertical position; zenith

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

  4. Verticalnoun

    a vertical line, plane, or circle

    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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    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. William Schaffner:

    You can be vertical and feel 100 % or virtually 100 % and going about your daily business and unaware that you're infected and perfectly capable transmitting the virus.

  2. 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.

  3. Simone Borelli:

    For some cities, in a way, there's not enough space left, so going vertical might be a solution.

  4. Makan Delrahim:

    I understand that some journalists and observers have recently expressed concern that the antitrust division no longer believes that vertical mergers can be efficient and beneficial to competition and consumers.

  5. Robert Holden:

    If the council votes in favor of this plan today, it will be a vote against the best interests of the constituents who elected us, it will also be against the best interests of detainees and corrections officers who will continue to endure the same situations in even more confined vertical spaces.

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