1. [ adjective ] at right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line
Synonyms: perpendicular

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

Related terms: horizontal inclined upright plumb upended straight steep orientation
2. [ noun ] something that is oriented vertically
Related terms: orientation
3. [ adjective ] upright in position or posture
Synonyms: erect upright

"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"

Related terms: unerect standing straight straight-backed rampant fastigiate erectile stand-up statant orthostatic passant position
4. [ noun ] a vertical structural member as a post or stake
Synonyms: upright

"the ball sailed between the uprights"

Related terms: structural_member post column scantling shaft stile jamb goalpost
Similar spelling:   vertically