V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. at a right angle to the ground or horizon; 2. standing or extending upright
Synonyms: upright, perpendicular
Tips: The word vertical can also be used as a noun to refer to something that is upright or perpendicular to the ground. It can also refer to something that is directly overhead. The Latin origin of vertical, verticalis, actually means "overhead."
Portrait photos are usually taken at a vertical angle. (upright, not horizontal)
Amazingly, a few walls of the house were still vertical after the devastation of the fire. (upright, perpendicular)
The assent up the vertical wall of Half-Dome mountain in Yosemite National Park is one of the most challenging climbs around. (perpendicular)
The gymnast stood on her arms, holding a perfectly vertical position for nearly a minute. (upright)
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