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Definition of Vertical


  1. Of or pertaining to the vertex; situated at the vertex, or highest point; directly overhead, or in the zenith; perpendicularly above one.
  2. Perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; upright; plumb; as, a vertical line.
  3. Vertical position; zenith.
  4. A vertical line, plane, or circle.

Vertical Quotations

The trouble with the fast lane is that all the movement is horizontal. And I like to go vertical sometimes.
Tom Robbins

But with Christ, we have access in a one-to-one relationship, for, as in the Old Testament, it was more one of worship and awe, a vertical relationship. The New Testament, on the other hand, we look across at a Jesus who looks familiar, horizontal. The combination is what makes the Cross.

When you're in a fighter jet and there's a dark layer of clouds with just one blue hole with the sun going through it, you shoot for that hole. You go vertical into the light, and suddenly, instead of gray and dark, it's light and blue. You are totally connected with the elements. You are in another world.
Yves Rossy

The skyscraper style first advocated by Louis Sullivan - a tower of strongly vertical character with clear definitions among base, shaft, and crown - has remained remarkably consistent throughout the history of this building type.
Martin Filler

I was attracted to the concept of Hollywood and the lifestyle here. But I've grown to mistrust it because it has changed. I didn't bargain for digital access parking in some concrete structure. Real heaven for me was to drive somewhere and park right in front. Now the city is going vertical.
Edward Ruscha
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Vertical Translations

vertical in Dutch is rechtopstaand, verticaal
vertical in French is vertical
vertical in German is senkrecht, stehend
vertical in Italian is verticale
vertical in Spanish is vertical, perpendicular
vertical in Swedish is vertikal
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