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  1. [noun] something that is oriented vertically

  2. [noun] a vertical structural member as a post or stake; "the ball sailed between the uprights"
    Synonyms: upright

  3. [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"
    Synonyms: perpendicular

  4. [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"
    Synonyms: erect, upright


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