Definition of Erect

1. Verb. Construct, build, or erect. "Raise a barn"

Exact synonyms: Put Up, Raise, Rear, Set Up
Category relationships: Building, Construction
Generic synonyms: Build, Construct, Make
Derivative terms: Erecting, Erection, Erection
Antonyms: Level

2. Adjective. Upright in position or posture. "He sat bolt upright"

3. Verb. Cause to rise up.
Exact synonyms: Rear
Specialized synonyms: Pitch, Set Up, Cock Up, Prick, Prick Up
Generic synonyms: Bring Up, Elevate, Get Up, Lift, Raise
Derivative terms: Erection

4. Adjective. Of sexual organs; stiff and rigid.
Exact synonyms: Tumid
Category relationships: Physiology
Similar to: Hard
Derivative terms: Tumidity, Tumidness

Definition of Erect

1. a. Upright, or having a vertical position; not inverted; not leaning or bent; not prone; as, to stand erect.

2. v. 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.

3. v. i. To rise upright.

Definition of Erect

1. Adjective. Upright; vertical or reaching broadly upwards. ¹

2. Adjective. Rigid, firm; standing out perpendicularly. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To put up by the fitting together of materials or parts. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To cause to stand up or out. ¹

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Definition of Erect

1. to build [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: build

Medical Definition of Erect

1. 1. Upright, or having a vertical position; not inverted; not leaning or bent; not prone; as, to stand erect. "Two of far nobler shape, erect and tall." (Milton) "Among the Greek colonies and churches of Asia, Philadelphia is still erect a column of ruins." (Gibbon) 2. Directed upward; raised; uplifted. "His piercing eyes, erect, appear to view Superior worlds, and look all nature through." (Pope) 3. Bold; confident; free from depression; undismayed. "But who is he, by years Bowed, but erect in heart?" (Keble) 4. Watchful; alert. "Vigilant and erect attention of mind." (Hooker) 5. Standing upright, with reference to the earth's surface, or to the surface to which it is attached. 6. Elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents, etc. Origin: L. Erectus, p. P. Of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See Right, and cf. Alert. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Erect

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1896)
"Additional Report on erect Trees containing Animal Remains in the Coal Formation of Nova Scotia." By Sir J. WILLIAM DAWSON, FRS Received March 19, 1896. ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1904)
"That on August 26, 1901, the city council of Los Angeles adopted an ordinance making it unlawful to erect and maintain gasworks outside of a certain ..."

3. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1876)
"Mostly perennials: pod« erect or ascending: flowers mostly larger, deeper colored. 3. A. Lyallii, Watson. Bright green or glaucous and glabrous, ..."

4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Tree, attaining 30 ft., the lower branches horizontal and upper erect: Ivs. 3 ft. by 2 in., dark green and glaucous, strongly toothed; spines brown. Trop. ..."

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