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  Definition of vertical
  1. a vertical structural member as a post or stake; "the ball sailed between the uprights"
  2. something that is oriented vertically
  3. 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. 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"
Similar Words: upright, perpendicular, erect

 

See Also: steep, straight

 

Hyponyms: column, pillar, jamb, post, scantling, stud, shaft, scape, stile

 

Attributes: orientation, position, posture, attitude

 

Part Meronyms: goalpost

 

 
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