Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun vertical

2 senses of vertical

Sense 1
vertical -- (something that is oriented vertically)
       => orientation -- (position or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions)

Sense 2
upright, vertical -- (a vertical structural member as a post or stake; "the ball sailed between the uprights")
       => structural member -- (support that is a constituent part of any structure or building)

Antonyms of adj vertical

3 of 4 senses of vertical

Sense 1
vertical (vs. inclined) (vs. horizontal), perpendicular -- (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")

inclined (vs. horizontal) (vs. vertical) -- (at an angle to the horizontal or vertical position; "an inclined plane")
        => atilt, canted, leaning, tilted, tipped -- (departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal; "the leaning tower of Pisa"; "the headstones were tilted")
        => aslant, aslope, diagonal, slanted, slanting, sloped, sloping -- (having an oblique or slanted direction)
        => high-pitched -- (set at a sharp or high angle or slant; "a high-pitched roof")
        => low-pitched -- (set at a low angle or slant; "a low-pitched roof")
        => monoclinal -- (of a geological structure in which all strata are inclined in the same direction)
        => pitched -- (set at a slant; "a pitched rather than a flat roof")
        => salient (postnominal) -- (represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward))
        => sidelong -- (inclining or directed to one side; "moved downward in a sidelong way" - Bram Stoker)
        => skew, skewed -- (having an oblique or slanting direction or position; "the picture was skew")
horizontal (vs. vertical) (vs. inclined) -- (parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line; "a horizontal surface")
        => crosswise -- (in the shape of (a horizontal piece on) a cross)
        => flat -- (horizontally level; "a flat roof")
        => level -- (being on a precise horizontal plane; "a billiard table must be level")
        => naiant, swimming -- (applied to a fish depicted horizontally)

Sense 3
erect (vs. unerect), vertical, upright -- (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")


Sense 4
vertical -- (of or relating to different levels in a hierarchy (as levels of social class or income group); "vertical social mobility")

INDIRECT (VIA hierarchical) -> nonhierarchical, nonhierarchic -- (not classified hierarchically)

Similarity of adj vertical

4 senses of vertical

Sense 1
vertical (vs. inclined) (vs. horizontal), perpendicular -- (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")
       => plumb -- (exactly vertical; "the tower of Pisa is far out of plumb")
       => upended -- (turned up on end)
       => upright, unsloped -- (in a vertical position; not sloping; "an upright post")
          Also See-> steep#1; straight#2

Sense 2
vertical -- (relating to or involving all stages of a business from production to distribution)

Sense 3
erect (vs. unerect), vertical, upright -- (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")
       => erectile -- (capable of being raised to an upright position; "erectile feathers")
       => fastigiate -- (having clusters of erect branches (often appearing to form a single column))
       => orthostatic -- (pertaining to an upright standing posture; "orthostatic hypotension")
       => passant (postnominal) -- (in walking position with right foreleg raised)
       => rampant (postnominal), rearing -- (rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile; "a lion rampant")
       => semi-climbing -- (of plants that are semi-climbers)
       => semi-erect -- (of plants that are partly erect)
       => semi-upright -- (of animals that are partly erect)
       => standing (prenominal) -- (having a supporting base; "a standing lamp")
       => stand-up -- (requiring a standing position; "a stand-up bar"; "a stand-up comic")
       => statant (postnominal) -- (standing on four feet)
       => straight, unbent, unbowed -- (erect in posture; "sit straight"; "stood defiantly with unbowed back")

Sense 4
vertical -- (of or relating to different levels in a hierarchy (as levels of social class or income group); "vertical social mobility")
       => hierarchical (vs. nonhierarchical), hierarchal, hierarchic -- (classified according to various criteria into successive levels or layers; "it has been said that only a hierarchical society with a leisure class at the top can produce works of art"; "in her hierarchical set of values honesty comes first")

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