Definitions For Perpendicular


  • An extremely steep face
  • A 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
  • A Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting
  • A straight line at right angles to another line


  • So steep as to be nearly veritcal


  • At right angles to the plane of the horizon or a base line
  • Intersecting at or forming right angles

Is Perpendicular a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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The word Perpendicular is worth 20 points in Scrabble and 26 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Perpendicular in a Sentence

  • She lives on the street that is perpendicular to mine.
  • River rafters staring awestruck at the canyon's nearly perpendicular cliffs

Synonyms for Perpendicular

Antonyms for Perpendicular

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