1 adj Something that is vertical stands or points straight up., (Antonym: horizontal)
The gadget can be attached to any vertical or near vertical surface.
vertically adv ADV after v
Cut each bulb in half vertically.
2 n-sing The vertical is the direction that points straight up, at an angle of 90 degrees to a flat surface.
Pluto seems to have suffered a major collision that tipped it 122 degrees from the vertical.
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