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Vertical meaning

vertical - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Of or pertaining to the vertex; situated at the vertex, or highest point; directly overhead, or in the zenith; perpendicularly above one.
  2. 2. Perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; upright; plumb; as, a vertical line.
  3. 3. Vertical position; zenith.
  4. 4. A vertical line, plane, or circle.
  5. 5. position; zenith.
  6. 6. In the zenith; perpendicular to the horizon.

vertical - examples of usage

  1. In this I placed a long wooden box which was open at the lower end, and had a small flood- gate working in a vertical slide at the other. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. If the vertical sun had poured down water instead of light and heat on me my clothing could not have clung to me more uncomfortably. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  3. Lionel asked, as he regarded with some concern the almost vertical pole and the straining harness. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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