|1.||[ adjective ] 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"
|Related terms:||horizontal inclined upright plumb upended straight steep orientation|
|2.||[ noun ] something that is oriented vertically|
|3.||[ adjective ] 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"
|Related terms:||unerect standing straight straight-backed rampant fastigiate erectile stand-up statant orthostatic passant position|
|4.||[ noun ] a vertical structural member as a post or stake|
"the ball sailed between the uprights"
|Related terms:||structural_member post column scantling shaft stile jamb goalpost|