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Sheer vs. Vertical

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  • Sheer (adjective)

    Very thin or transparent.

    "Her light, sheer dress caught everyone’s attention."

  • Sheer (adjective)

    Pure in composition; unmixed; unadulterated.

  • Sheer (adjective)

    Downright; complete; pure.

    "I think it is sheer genius to invent such a thing."

    "This poem is sheer nonsense."

    "Through technological wizardry and sheer audacity, Google has shown how we can transform the intellectual riches of our libraries...."

  • Sheer (adjective)

    Used to emphasize the amount or degree of something.

    "The army's sheer size made it impossible to resist."

  • Sheer (adjective)

    Very steep; almost vertical or perpendicular.

    "It was a sheer drop of 180 feet."

  • Sheer (adverb)

    Clean; quite; at once.

  • Sheer (noun)

    A sheer curtain or fabric.

  • Sheer (noun)

    The curve of the main deck or gunwale from bow to stern.

  • Sheer (noun)

    An abrupt swerve from the course of a ship.

  • Sheer (verb)

    To swerve from a course.

    "A horse sheers at a bicycle."

  • Sheer (verb)

    To shear.

  • Vertical (adjective)

    Standing, pointing, or moving straight up or down; along the direction of a plumb line; perpendicular to something horizontal.

  • Vertical (adjective)

    In a two dimensional Cartesian co-ordinate system, describing the axis oriented normal (perpendicular, at right angles) to the horizontal axis.

  • Vertical (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to vertical markets.

  • Vertical (adjective)

    Involving different vintages of the same wine type from the same winery.

  • Vertical (noun)

    A vertex or zenith.

  • Vertical (noun)

    A vertical geometrical figure; a perpendicular.

  • Vertical (noun)

    An individual slat in a set of vertical blinds.

  • Vertical (noun)

    A vertical component of a structure.

  • Vertical (noun)

    A vertical market.

    "We offer specialised accounting software targeting various verticals."

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Sheer (adjective)

    Bright; clear; pure; unmixed.

  • Sheer (adjective)

    Very thin or transparent; - applied to fabrics; as, sheer muslin.

  • Sheer (adjective)

    Being only what it seems to be; obvious; simple; mere; downright; as, sheer folly; sheer nonsense.

  • Sheer (adjective)

    Stright up and down; vertical; prpendicular.

  • Sheer (adverb)

    Clean; quite; at once.

  • Sheer

    To shear.

  • Sheer (verb)

    To decline or deviate from the line of the proper course; to turn aside; to swerve; as, a ship sheers from her course; a horse sheers at a bicycle.

  • Sheer (noun)

    The longitudinal upward curvature of the deck, gunwale, and lines of a vessel, as when viewed from the side.

  • Sheer (noun)

    A turn or change in a course.

  • Sheer (noun)

    Shears See Shear.

  • Vertical (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the vertex; situated at the vertex, or highest point; directly overhead, or in the zenith; perpendicularly above one.

  • Vertical (adjective)

    Perpendicular to the plane of the horizon; upright; plumb; as, a vertical line.

  • Vertical (noun)

    Vertical position; zenith.

  • Vertical (noun)

    A vertical line, plane, or circle.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Sheer (verb)

    turn sharply; change direction abruptly;

    "The car cut to the left at the intersection"

    "The motorbike veered to the right"

  • Sheer (verb)

    cause to sheer;

    "She sheered her car around the obstacle"

  • Sheer (adjective)

    complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers;

    "absolute freedom"

    "an absolute dimwit"

    "a downright lie"

    "out-and-out mayhem"

    "an out-and-out lie"

    "a rank outsider"

    "many right-down vices"

    "got the job through sheer persistence"

    "sheer stupidity"

  • Sheer (adjective)

    not mixed with extraneous elements;

    "plain water"

    "sheer wine"

    "not an unmixed blessing"

  • Sheer (adjective)

    very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front;

    "a bluff headland"

    "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"

    "a sheer descent of rock"

  • Sheer (adjective)

    so thin as to transmit light;

    "a hat with a diaphanous veil"

    "filmy wings of a moth"

    "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"

    "gossamer cobwebs"

    "sheer silk stockings"

    "transparent chiffon"

    "vaporous silks"

  • Sheer (adverb)

    straight up or down without a break

  • Sheer (adverb)

    directly;

    "he fell sheer into the water"

  • Vertical (noun)

    something that is oriented vertically

  • Vertical (noun)

    a vertical structural member as a post or stake;

    "the ball sailed between the uprights"

  • Vertical (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"

    "an inclined plane"

  • Vertical (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"

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