HyperDic: perpendicular

English > 7 senses of the word perpendicular:
ADJECTIVEallperpendicularintersecting at or forming right angles
allperpendicular, verticalat right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line
allperpendicularextremely steep
NOUNshapeperpendiculara straight line at right angles to another line
cognitionperpendicular, perpendicular style, English-Gothic, English-Gothic architecturea Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England
artifactperpendicular, plumb linea cord from which a metal weight is suspended pointing directly to the earth's center of gravity
artifactperpendicularan extremely steep face
perpendicular > pronunciation
Soundsper.pahndih'kyahler
Rhymesalveolar ... Ziegler: 240 rhymes with ler...
English > perpendicular: 7 senses > adjective 1
Meaningintersecting at or forming right angles.
Example"the axes are perpendicular to each other"
Narrowernormalforming a right angle
orthogonal, rectangularHaving a set of mutually perpendicular axes
rightHaving the axis perpendicular to the base
Oppositeobliqueslanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled
paralleleverywhere equidistant and not intersecting
Spanishnormal, perpendicular
Catalannormal, perpendicular
Nounsperpendiculara straight line at right angles to another line
perpendicularitythe quality of being at right angles to a given line or plane (especially the plane of the horizon)
perpendicularitythe relation of opposition between things at right angles
Adverbsperpendicularlyin a perpendicular manner
English > perpendicular: 7 senses > adjective 2
MeaningAt right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line.
Example "measure the perpendicular height"
Synonymvertical
Attribute oforientationPosition or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions
Narrowerplumbexactly vertical
upendedturned up on end
upright, unslopedIn a vertical position
See alsosteepHaving a sharp inclination
straightHaving no deviations
Oppositehorizontalparallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line
inclinedAt an angle to the horizontal or vertical position
Spanishvertical
Catalanvertical
Nounsperpendicularitythe quality of being at right angles to a given line or plane (especially the plane of the horizon)
perpendicularitythe relation of opposition between things at right angles
English > perpendicular: 7 senses > adjective 3
MeaningExtremely steep.
Example"the great perpendicular face of the cliff"
BroadersteepHaving a sharp inclination
Catalanperpendicular
Nounsperpendicularan extremely steep face
English > perpendicular: 7 senses > noun 1, shape
MeaningA straight line at right angles to another line.
Broaderstraight lineA line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction
Spanishperpendicularidad, perpendicular
Catalanperpendicular
Adjectivesperpendicularintersecting at or forming right angles
English > perpendicular: 7 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting.
Synonymsperpendicular style, English-Gothic, English-Gothic architecture
NarrowerTudor architectureA style of English-Gothic architecture popular during the Tudor period
BroaderGothic, Gothic architectureA style of architecture developed in northern France that spread throughout Europe between the 12th and 16th centuries
Spanisharquitectura gótica inglesa, gótico inglés, perpendicular
Catalanperpendicular
English > perpendicular: 7 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA cord from which a metal weight is suspended pointing directly to the earth's center of gravity; used to determine the vertical from a given point.
Synonymplumb line
Partsplumb bob, plumb, plummetThe metal bob of a plumb line
Narrowerlead line, sounding line(nautical) plumb line for determining depth
plumb ruleA plumb line attached to a narrow board
BroadercordA line made of twisted fibers or threads
Spanishplomada
Catalanplomada, plom
English > perpendicular: 7 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningAn extremely steep face.
BroaderfaceA vertical surface of a building or cliff
Spanishperpendicular
Catalanperpendicular
Adjectivesperpendicularextremely steep

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