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ver·ti·cal

vertical

 
 
pronunciation:
vuhr tih kl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: perpendicular to level ground; extending at right angles to the horizon; upright.
The intense storm knocked down most of the trees along the shore, but a few remained vertical.The wallpaper has a pattern of vertical stripes.The vertical lines in a table are used to form the columns, and the horizontal lines are used to form the rows.
 
synonyms:
erect, perpendicular, plumb, upright
antonyms:
horizontal, inclined
similar words:
sheer
definition 2: of, relating to, or situated at the apex or highest point; overhead.
synonyms:
apical, meridian, tiptop, top, topmost
similar words:
crowning, overhead, peak, uppermost, utmost
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: that which is vertical.
synonyms:
perpendicular, upright
definition 2: a vertical position.
synonyms:
perpendicular, upright
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derivation: vertically (adv.)
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