(noun, 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

Similar word(s): steep, plumb, upended, unsloped, upright, straight, perpendicular

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

3. upright in position or posture

- a column still vertical amid the ruins

Similar word(s): erectile, fastigiate, orthostatic, passant, rampant, rearing, standing, statant, straight, unbent, unbowed, erect, upright

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

- vertical social mobility

Similar word(s): hierarchal, hierarchic, hierarchical


1. something that is oriented vertically

Definition categories: link, orientation

2. a vertical structural member as a post or stake

Similar word(s): upright

Definition categories: man–made

Sentences with vertical as a noun:

- We offer specialised accounting software targeting various verticals.