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Meaning & Definition of Vertical in English

English

Vertical

/vərtɪkəl/

noun

1. Something that is oriented vertically

    synonym:
  • vertical

2. A vertical structural member as a post or stake

  • "The ball sailed between the uprights"
    synonym:
  • upright
  • ,
  • vertical

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • vertical
  • ,
  • perpendicular

2. Relating to or involving all stages of a business from production to distribution

    synonym:
  • vertical

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • erect
  • ,
  • vertical
  • ,
  • upright

4. Of or relating to different levels in a hierarchy (as levels of social class or income group)

  • "Vertical social mobility"
    synonym:
  • vertical

Examples of using

This is a vertical line.
Tango is the vertical expression of horizontal desire.
Tango is the vertical expression of a horizontal desire.