Synonyms of vertical


1. vertical, orientation

usage: something that is oriented vertically

2. upright, vertical, structural member

usage: a vertical structural member as a post or stake; "the ball sailed between the uprights"


1. vertical (vs. inclined) (vs. horizontal), perpendicular, plumb, upended, upright, unsloped, steep, straight

usage: 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"

2. vertical

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

3. erect (vs. unerect), vertical, upright, erectile, fastigiate, orthostatic, passant(postnominal), rampant(postnominal), rearing, semi-climbing, semi-erect, semi-upright, standing(prenominal), stand-up, statant(postnominal), straight, unbent, unbowed

usage: 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"

4. vertical, hierarchical (vs. nonhierarchical), hierarchal, hierarchic

usage: of or relating to different levels in a hierarchy (as levels of social class or income group); "vertical social mobility"

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Definition and meaning of vertical (Dictionary)