Erect Definition

ĭ-rĕkt
erected, erecting, erects
adjective
Not bending or leaning; straight up; upright; vertical.
Webster's New World
Being in a stiff, rigid physiological condition.
American Heritage
Sticking out or up; bristling; stiff.
Webster's New World
Not depressed; uplifted.
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Alert.
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verb
erected, erecting, erects
To raise or construct (a building, etc.)
Webster's New World
To set up; cause to arise.
To erect arbitrary social barriers.
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To set in an upright position; raise.
Webster's New World
To fix in an upright position.
American Heritage
To set up; assemble.
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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

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