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Synonyms for vertical
ˈvɜr tɪ kəl

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  1. verticalnoun


  2. verticalnoun

    along the direction of a plumbline or along a straight line that includes the center of the Earth


  3. verticalnoun

    In a two dimensional Cartesian co-ordinate system, describing the axis oriented normal (perpendicular, at right angles) to the horizontal axis.


  4. verticaladjective

    Of or pertaining to vertical markets.


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. vertical

    perpendicular, upright

    inclined, sloped, scarped

Princeton's WordNet

  1. verticalnoun

    something that is oriented vertically


    low-pitched, crosswise, level, slanted, atilt, sloped, nonhierarchic, aslope, skew, slanting, horizontal, tilted, high-pitched, sloping, sidelong, salient(ip), canted, skewed, monoclinal, aslant, swimming, leaning, tipped, nonhierarchical, naiant, diagonal, flat, pitched, inclined

  2. upright, verticaladjective

    a vertical structural member as a post or stake

    "the ball sailed between the uprights"

    upright piano, upright

    inclined, pitched, canted, diagonal, leaning, flat, slanted, tilted, atilt, naiant, sloped, skew, nonhierarchic, crosswise, sloping, tipped, salient(ip), horizontal, high-pitched, nonhierarchical, sidelong, slanting, monoclinal, aslant, low-pitched, swimming, aslope, skewed, level

  3. vertical, perpendicularadjective

    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"

    erect, upright, perpendicular

    nonhierarchical, sloped, swimming, slanting, skewed, crosswise, tipped, aslant, slanted, naiant, nonhierarchic, sidelong, sloping, flat, diagonal, aslope, skew, pitched, canted, high-pitched, horizontal, inclined, salient(ip), leaning, atilt, low-pitched, tilted, level, monoclinal

  4. verticaladjective

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

    erect, upright, perpendicular

    skewed, slanted, slanting, diagonal, inclined, horizontal, sloped, aslant, swimming, nonhierarchic, level, sidelong, pitched, naiant, salient(ip), high-pitched, tipped, canted, low-pitched, sloping, skew, aslope, flat, tilted, leaning, atilt, nonhierarchical, monoclinal, crosswise

  5. erect, vertical, uprightadjective

    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"

    just, upright, good, perpendicular, erect, tumid, unsloped

    inclined, sloped, skewed, tipped, tilted, aslope, slanting, skew, diagonal, sloping, low-pitched, flat, horizontal, pitched, swimming, naiant, level, canted, slanted, leaning, crosswise, salient(ip), atilt, nonhierarchic, sidelong, nonhierarchical, high-pitched, aslant, monoclinal

  6. verticaladjective

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

    "vertical social mobility"

    erect, upright, perpendicular

    atilt, inclined, skewed, aslant, salient(ip), tipped, tilted, swimming, sloping, skew, sloped, monoclinal, flat, high-pitched, low-pitched, crosswise, pitched, leaning, horizontal, nonhierarchic, aslope, slanted, naiant, level, slanting, sidelong, nonhierarchical, diagonal, canted

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. verticaladjective

    perpendicular (to the horizon), upright, plumb

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. verticaladjective

    upright, perpendicular, plumb

    horizontal, flat, level

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How to use vertical in a sentence?

  1. Robert Frost:

    Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire.

  2. Dwayne Winseck:

    What sets Canada out as an outlier is the extent of vertical integration, the companies that own the pipes also own the content providers whose messages are flowing over those pipes.

  3. Robert Weiss:

    It is worth people considering that our children are growing up with a different neurological development than we did, they’re growing up with multiple devices and using forms of communication before they can even use the language. So who they’re going to be is very different from us; they’re going to have much faster ways of switching to one topic to another. In some ways, relationships are like that for young people, which is they’re not as deep and vertical but horizontal.

  4. William Schaffner:

    You can be vertical and feel 100 % or virtually 100 % and going about your daily business and unaware that you're infected and perfectly capable transmitting the virus.

  5. Robert Holden:

    If the council votes in favor of this plan today, it will be a vote against the best interests of the constituents who elected us, it will also be against the best interests of detainees and corrections officers who will continue to endure the same situations in even more confined vertical spaces.

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