Erect meaning

ĭ-rĕkt
Sticking out or up; bristling; stiff.
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To raise to a rigid or upright condition.
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To fix in an upright position.
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To set up; establish.

Erect a dynasty.

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Not bending or leaning; straight up; upright; vertical.
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To raise or construct (a building, etc.)
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To set up; cause to arise.

To erect arbitrary social barriers.

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To construct or draw (a perpendicular, figure, etc.) upon a base line.
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To cause to become swollen and rigid by being filled with blood.
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Standing out from the surface of the body.
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In a state of physiological erection.
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Upright; vertical or reaching broadly upwards.
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Rigid, firm; standing out perpendicularly.
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To cause to stand up or out.
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To raise and place in an upright or perpendicular position; to set upright; to raise.

To erect a pole, a flagstaff, a monument, etc.

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To lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify.
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To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, etc.
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To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute.
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Erect is defined as to raise, construct or put in an upright position.

An example of erect is to build a four-story apartment house.

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The definition of erect is standing straight up or stiff.

An example of something erect is a tall building.

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Being in a vertical, upright position.

An erect lily stalk; an erect posture.

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Being in a stiff, rigid physiological condition.
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To construct by assembling.

Erect a skyscraper.

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To set in an upright position; raise.
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To set up; assemble.
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To construct (a perpendicular, for example) from or on a given base.
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To establish; found.
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Watchful; alert.
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(heraldry) Elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents, etc.
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To put up by the fitting together of materials or parts.

To erect a house or a fort.

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To animate; to encourage; to cheer.
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(astrology) To cast or draw up (a figure of the heavens, horoscope etc.).
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Origin of erect

  • Middle English from Latin ērēctus past participle of ērigere to set up ē-, ex- ex- regere to guide reg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ērectus (“upright”), past participle of erigere (“raise, set up”), from e- (“up”) + regere (“to direct, keep straight, guide”).

    From Wiktionary