(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Perpendicular to the earth's surface
1. vertical, perpendicular, upright; verticality, plumbness, aplomb, perpendicularity, orthogonality, elevation, erection; right angle, normal, azimuth circle; square, plumb, plumbline, plummet. See straightness, obliquity.
2. (something vertical) wall, precipice, cliff, steep, bluff, crag, escarpment, palisade.
Verbs — stand up, on end, erect, or upright, be vertical, draw up, get up, get to one's feet; erect, rear, raise; set, stick, cock, or raise up; upraise, upend, raise on its legs; true, plumb, square.
Adjectives — vertical, upright; erect, perpendicular, plumb, true, straight, bolt upright, up-and-down; sheer, steep; rampant, standing up; normal, rectangular, orthogonal, longitudinal.
Adverbs — vertically, uprightly, erectly, up, on end, right on end, à plomb, endways, endwise; on one's legs or feet; at right angles, square.
Quotations — It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright (Benjamin Franklin), A man should be upright, not be kept upright (Marcus Aurelius).
Antonyms, see horizontal.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. perpendicular, plumb, upright, upward, erect, on end, cocked up, straight up.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
upright, up and down, perpendicular.
ANT.: horizontal
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective At right angles to the horizon or to level ground: perpendicular, plumb, upright. See HORIZONTAL.

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