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Erect meaning

erect - 20 dictionary results

  1. 1. of sexual organs; stiff and rigid
  2. 2. Upright, or having a vertical position; not inverted; not leaning or bent; not prone; as, to stand erect.
  3. 3. Directed upward; raised; uplifted.
  4. 4. Bold; confident; free from depression; undismayed.
  5. 5. Watchful; alert.
  6. 6. Standing upright, with reference to the earth's surface, or to the surface to which it is attached.
  7. 7. Elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents, etc.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. To lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify.
  11. 11. To animate; to encourage; to cheer.
  12. 12. To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, or the like.
  13. 13. To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute.
  14. 14. To rise upright.
  15. 15. To construct; build; raise; establish.
  16. 16. Upright.
  17. 17. Erectly.
  18. 18. Erectness.
  19. 19. To set upright; build; establish.
  20. 20. Upright; firm; bold.

erect - examples of usage

  1. Was it not possible to step from one to the other, erect, and without essential change? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Dale braced himself, squared his shoulders and stood more erect than ever as they struck into the third verse. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. And the old general, still erect and in full preservation, in spite of his years and services, has been until this spring of 1881 yet seen and respectfully greeted at many a public gathering. - "Two Years in Oregon", Wallis Nash.
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