Meaning of VERTICAL in English


— verticality, verticalness, verticalism , n. — vertically , adv.

/verr"ti keuhl/ , adj.

1. being in a position or direction perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; upright; plumb.

2. of, pertaining to, or situated at the vertex.

3. of or pertaining to the cranial vertex.

4. Bot.

a. (of a leaf) having the blade in a perpendicular plane, so that neither of the surfaces can be called upper or lower.

b. being in the same direction as the axis; lengthwise.

5. of, constituting, or resulting in vertical combination.

6. of or pertaining to a product or service from initial planning to sale.

7. of, pertaining to, or noting a stratified society, nation, etc.


8. something vertical, as a line or plane.

9. a vertical or upright position.

10. a vertical structural member in a truss.

[ 1550-60; verticalis, equiv. to vertic- (s. of vertex ) VERTEX + -alis -AL 1 ]

Syn. 1. See upright .

Ant. 1. horizontal.

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