Erect a dynasty.
To erect arbitrary social barriers.
To erect a pole, a flagstaff, a monument, etc.
An example of erect is to build a four-story apartment house.
An example of something erect is a tall building.
An erect lily stalk; an erect posture.
Erect a skyscraper.
To erect a house or a fort.
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”).