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Adjective, Verb (usu participle)


Verb erect has 2 senses

Adjective erect has 2 senses


erecta. [L. erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See Right, and cf. Alert.].
  •  Upright, or having a vertical position; not inverted; not leaning or bent; not prone; as, to stand erect.  [1913 Webster]
    "Two of far nobler shape, erect and tall."  [1913 Webster]
    "Among the Greek colonies and churches of Asia, Philadelphia is still erect -- a column of ruins."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Directed upward; raised; uplifted.  [1913 Webster]
    "His piercing eyes, erect, appear to view
    Superior worlds, and look all nature through.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Bold; confident; free from depression; undismayed.  [1913 Webster]
    "But who is he, by years
    Bowed, but erect in heart?
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Watchful; alert.  [1913 Webster]
    "Vigilant and erect attention of mind."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Standing upright, with reference to the earth's surface, or to the surface to which it is attached.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents, etc.  [1913 Webster]
erectv. t. 
  •  To raise and place in an upright or perpendicular position; to set upright; to raise; as, to erect a pole, a flagstaff, a monument, etc.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To raise, as a building; to build; to construct; as, to erect a house or a fort; to set up; to put together the component parts of, as of a machine.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify.  [1913 Webster]
    "That didst his state above his hopes erect."  [1913 Webster]
    "I, who am a party, am not to erect myself into a judge."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To animate; to encourage; to cheer.  [1913 Webster]
    "It raiseth the dropping spirit, erecting it to a loving complaisance."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, or the like.  Locke.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute.  Hooker.  [1913 Webster]
Erecting shop (Mach.), a place where large machines, as engines, are put together and adjusted.
Syn. -- To set up; raise; elevate; construct; build; institute; establish; found.
erectv. i. 
     To rise upright.  [1913 Webster]
    "By wet, stalks do erect."  [1913 Webster]


erect, adj. & v.
1 upright, vertical.
2 (of the penis, clitoris, or nipples) enlarged and rigid, esp. in sexual excitement.
3 (of hair) bristling, standing up from the skin.
1 raise; set upright.
2 build.
3 establish (erect a theory).

erectable adj. erectly adv. erectness n. erector n.
ME f. L erigere erect- set up (as E-, regere direct)



Christian, aggrandize, assemble, blameless, bolt upright, boost, build, buoy up, cast, cast up, clean, compose, compound, concoct, construct, create, creditable, decent, devise, dignify, distinguish, downright, elaborate, elevate, elevated, ennoble, erectile, escalate, establish, estimable, ethical, evolve, exalted, extrude, fabricate, fair, fashion, forge, form, formulate, found, frame, fudge together, full of integrity, get up, glorify, good, heave, heft, heighten, heist, high, high-minded, high-principled, highly respectable, hike, hoick, hoist, hold up, honest, honor, honorable, house-proud, immaculate, independent, indite, institute, inviolate, irreproachable, jerk up, just, knock up, law-abiding, law-loving, law-revering, levitate, lift, lift up, lifted, lob, loft, lofty, magnify, make, make up, manly, manufacture, mature, mold, moral, noble, on stilts, organize, patch together, perk up, perpendicular, piece together, pitch, plumb, prefabricate, prepare, prideful, principled, produce, proud, proud as Lucifer, proud-blooded, proud-looking, proud-minded, proud-spirited, proudful, proudhearted, pure, purse-proud, put together, put up, raise, raise aloft, raise up, raised, rampant, rear, rear aloft, rear up, rearing, remove, reputable, respectable, right, right-minded, righteous, rise, run up, self-confident, self-esteeming, self-reliant, self-respecting, self-sufficient, set up, shape, sky, spotless, stainless, stand upright, stand-up, standing, standing up, sterling, stick up, stiff-necked, stilted, straight, straight-up, sublime, throw up, true-dealing, true-devoted, true-disposing, true-souled, true-spirited, truehearted, unblemished, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, undefiled, unimpeachable, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, untarnished, up, upbuoy, upcast, upend, upended, upflung, upheave, uphoist, uphold, uplift, uplifted, upraise, upraised, uprear, upreared, upright, uprighteous, upstanding, upthrow, upthrown, vertical, virtuous, whomp up, worthy, write, yeomanly




VB produce, perform, operate, do, make, gar, form, construct, fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture, weave, forge, coin, carve, chisel, build, raise, edify, rear, erect, put together, set up, run up, establish, constitute, compose, organize, institute, achieve, accomplish, flower, bear fruit, fructify, teem, ean, yean, farrow, drop, pup, kitten, kindle, bear, lay, whelp, bring forth, give birth to, lie in, be brought to bed of, evolve, pullulate, usher into the world, make productive, create, beget, get, generate, fecundate, impregnate, procreate, progenerate, propagate, engender, bring into being, call into being, bring into existence, breed, hatch, develop, bring up, induce, superinduce, suscitate, cause, acquire.


VB be vertical, stand up, stand on end, stand erect, stand upright, stick up, cock up, render vertical, set up, stick up, raise up, cock up, erect, rear, raise on its legs.

N verticality, erectness, perpendicularity, right angle, normal, azimuth circle, wall, precipice, cliff, elevation, erection, square, plumb line, plummet, vertical, upright, erect, perpendicular, plumb, normal, straight, bolt, upright, rampant, standing up, rectangular, orthogonal, vertically, up, on end, up on end, right on end, a plomb, endwise, one one's legs, at right angles.


VB heighten, elevate, raise, lift, erect, set up, stick up, perch up, perk up, tilt up, rear, hoist, heave, uplift, upraise, uprear, upbear, upcast, uphoist, upheave, buoy, weigh mount, give a lift, exalt, sublimate, place on a pedestal, set on a pedestal, escalate 102, take up, drag up, fish up, dredge, stand up, rise up, get up, jump up, spring to one's feet, hold oneself, hold one's head up, drawn oneself up to his full height.

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