- (of a leaf) having the blade in a perpendicular plane, so that neither of the surfaces can be called upper or lower.
- being in the same direction as the axis; lengthwise.
Origin of vertical
Synonyms for vertical
Antonyms for vertical
Related Words for verticallydiagonally, horizontally, crossways, angular, athwart, awry, crisscross, cross, crossing, over, perpendicular, sideways, thwart, transverse, traverse, transversal, aslant, contrariwise, longways, mullioned
Examples from the Web for vertically
Historical Examples of vertically
From the center draw two lines (E) at an angle and one line (F) vertically.
If the cone is cut off vertically on the dotted line, A, the curve is a hyperbola.
Then he enlarged the hole and slightly deepened it vertically.The Spell of the Rockies
Enos A. Mills
Basal ring violin-shaped, with ten to twelve flat lamellar, vertically descending feet, about as long as the ovate sagittal ring.
This point is marked by sticking a fine needle into the paper, vertically.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2
Word Origin for vertical
1550s, "of or at the vertex, directly overhead," from Middle French vertical (1540s), from Late Latin verticalis "overhead," from Latin vertex (genitive verticis) "highest point" (see vertex). Meaning "straight up and down" is first recorded 1704.