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erect Explained

erect at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[ıə'rekt]

erect at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

erect-see eriger

erect at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj
1 in a straight upright position: --Martin stood erect on the platform.//
2 an erect penis or nipple is stiff and bigger than it usually is because a person is sexually excited:
erect 2 v [T] [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin; Origin: erectus, past participle of erigere 'to erect', from regere 'to lead straight, guide']//
1 formal to build something such as a building or wall: --an imposing town hall, erected in 1892// --Police have erected barriers across the main roads into the town.//
2 to fix all the pieces of something together, and put it in an upright position: put up// --It took a couple of hours to erect the tent.//
3 to establish something such as a system or institution:

erect at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

196 Moby Thesaurus words for "erect":
Christian, aggrandize, assemble, blameless, bolt upright, boost,
build, buoy up, cast, cast up, clean, compose, compound, concoct,
construct, create, creditable, decent, devise, dignify,
distinguish, downright, elaborate, elevate, elevated, ennoble,
erectile, escalate, establish, estimable, ethical, evolve, exalted,
extrude, fabricate, fair, fashion, forge, form, formulate, found,
frame, fudge together, full of integrity, get up, glorify, good,
heave, heft, heighten, heist, high, high-minded, high-principled,
highly respectable, hike, hoick, hoist, hold up, honest, honor,
honorable, house-proud, immaculate, independent, indite, institute,
inviolate, irreproachable, jerk up, just, knock up, law-abiding,
law-loving, law-revering, levitate, lift, lift up, lifted, lob,
loft, lofty, magnify, make, make up, manly, manufacture, mature,
mold, moral, noble, on stilts, organize, patch together, perk up,
perpendicular, piece together, pitch, plumb, prefabricate, prepare,
prideful, principled, produce, proud, proud as Lucifer,
proud-blooded, proud-looking, proud-minded, proud-spirited,
proudful, proudhearted, pure, purse-proud, put together, put up,
raise, raise aloft, raise up, raised, rampant, rear, rear aloft,
rear up, rearing, remove, reputable, respectable, right,
right-minded, righteous, rise, run up, self-confident,
self-esteeming, self-reliant, self-respecting, self-sufficient,
set up, shape, sky, spotless, stainless, stand upright, stand-up,
standing, standing up, sterling, stick up, stiff-necked, stilted,
straight, straight-up, sublime, throw up, true-dealing,
true-devoted, true-disposing, true-souled, true-spirited,
truehearted, unblemished, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, undefiled,
unimpeachable, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, untarnished, up,
upbuoy, upcast, upend, upended, upflung, upheave, uphoist, uphold,
uplift, uplifted, upraise, upraised, uprear, upreared, upright,
uprighteous, upstanding, upthrow, upthrown, vertical, virtuous,
whomp up, worthy, write, yeomanly

erect at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Production): production, creation, construction, formation, fabrication, manufacture, building, architecture, erection, edification, coinage, organization, putting together, establishment, workmanship, performance, achievement, completion, flowering, bringing forth, parturition, birth fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture, weave, forge, coin, carve, chisel, build, raise, edify, rear, erect, put together, set up, run up, establish, constitute, compose, organize, institute, achieve, realize.

[N] (Verticality): verticality, erectness, perpendicularity, right angle, azimuth, wall, precipice, cliff, elevation, erection, plumb line, elevation.

[V] (Verticality): be vertical, stand up, stand on end, stand erect, stand upright, set up, raise up, raise, erect, rear straight, bolt upright, upright, rampant, standing up.

[N] (Verticality): verticality, erectness, perpendicularity, right angle, azimuth, wall, precipice, cliff, elevation, erection, plumb line, elevation.

[V] (Verticality): be vertical, stand up, stand on end, stand erect, stand upright, set up, raise up, raise, erect, rear

[N] (Elevation): elevation, raising, erection, lift, upheaval, sublimation, exaltation, prominence, convexity.

[V] (Elevation): heighten, elevate, raise, lift, erect, set up, stick up, rear, hoist, heave, uplift, buoy, exalt, sublimate.

[ADJ] (Elevation): elevated, stilted, rampant, raised, high, erect, prominent,

[N] (Elevation): elevation, raising, erection, lift, upheaval, sublimation, exaltation, prominence, convexity.

[V] (Elevation): heighten, elevate, raise, lift, erect, set up, stick up, rear, hoist, heave, uplift, buoy, exalt, sublimate.

[ADJ] (Elevation): elevated, stilted, rampant, raised, high, erect, prominent, towering.

erect at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, verb
adjective
1 (formal) in an upright position
SYN STRAIGHT:
Stand with your arms by your side and your head erect.
2 (of the PENIS or NIPPLES) larger than usual, stiff and upright because of sexual excitement
verb [VN] (formal)
1 to build sth:
The church was erected in 1582. * to erect a wall / monument / statue
2 to put sth in position and make it stand upright
SYN PUT STH UP:
Police had to erect barriers to keep crowds back. * to erect a tent / sign
3 to create or establish sth:
to erect trade barriers

erect at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, verb
adjective
1 (formal) in an upright position
SYN STRAIGHT:
Stand with your arms by your side and your head erect.
2 (of the PENIS or NIPPLES) larger than usual, stiff and upright because of sexual excitement
verb [VN] (formal)
1 to build sth:
The church was erected in 1582. * to erect a wall / monument / statue
2 to put sth in position and make it stand upright
SYN PUT STH UP:
Police had to erect barriers to keep crowds back. * to erect a tent / sign
3 to create or establish sth:
to erect trade barriers

Erect at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Erect \E*rect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Erected}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Erecting}.]
1. 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.

2. 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.

3. To lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify.

That didst his state above his hopes erect.
--Daniel.

I, who am a party, am not to erect myself into a
judge. --Dryden.

4. To animate; to encourage; to cheer.

It raiseth the dropping spirit, erecting it to a
loving complaisance. --Barrow.

5. To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, or
the like. ``To erect conclusions.'' --Sir T. Browne.
``Malebranche erects this proposition.'' --Locke.

6. To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute.
``To erect a new commonwealth.'' --Hooker.

{Erecting shop} (Mach.), a place where large machines, as
engines, are put together and adjusted.

Syn: To set up; raise; elevate; construct; build; institute;
establish; found.

Erect \E*rect"\, a. [L. erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e
out + regere to lead straight. See {Right}, and cf. {Alert}.]
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. (Bot.) Standing upright, with reference to the earth's
surface, or to the surface to which it is attached.

6. (Her.) Elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents,
etc.

Erect \E*rect"\, v. i.
To rise upright. [Obs.]

By wet, stalks do erect. --Bacon.

erect at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

erect
adj 1: upright in position or posture; "an erect stature"; "erect
flower stalks"; "for a dog, an erect tail indicates
aggression"; "a column still vertical amid the ruins";
"he sat bolt upright" [syn: {vertical}, {upright}]
[ant: {unerect}]
2: of sexual organs; stiff and rigid [syn: {tumid}]

erect
v 1: construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn" [syn: {raise}, {rear},
{set up}, {put up}] [ant: {level}]
2: cause to rise up [syn: {rear}]

erect at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Pronunciation

* Inter: rhymes » ɛkt

Etymology

From Category: w - :Latin|Latin erectus upright, past participle of erigere raise or set up from e- up + regere to direct, keep straight, guide.

Adjective

Inter: en-ad » j
  • Upright; vertical or reaching broadly upwards.
    1. Rigid, firm; standing out perpendicularly.

      Antonyms

      Inter: checksyn » s

  • flaccid

    Derived terms

    * erection
  • semierect

    Related terms

    * erection
  • erectile

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » vertical in position
  • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|খাড়া|sc=Beng
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|вертикален|sc=Cyrl
  • Finnish: pysty, pystyasennossa
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|eretto, Inter: t+ » it|duro

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|исправен|m|tr=íspraven, Inter: t- » mk|подигнат|m|tr=pódignat
    • Maori: Inter: t- » mi|takotako
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|прямой|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|вертикальный|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|вертикально поднятый|sc=Cyrl


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » standing out perpendicularly
    • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|খাড়া|sc=Beng
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|прав|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|изправен|sc=Cyrl
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|dritto, Inter: t- » it|eretto
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: ku-Arab » قیت


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|простум|tr=próstum
  • Russian: Inter: qualifier » somewhat Inter: t- » ru|ощетинившийся|sc=Cyrl, Inter: qualifier » somewhat Inter: t+ » ru|торчащий|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » erects|erecting|erected
  • Inter: transitiv » e To put up by the fitting together of materials or parts.
    1. Inter: transitiv » e To cause to stand up or out.

      Synonyms

      Inter: checksyn » s

  • build

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » to put up by the fitting together of materials or parts
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|издигам|sc=Cyrl
  • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|fondi
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|rakentaa, Inter: t+ » fi|pystyttää
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|подига|tr=pódiga
  • Maori: Inter: t- » mi|whaihanga
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|reise

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|wznieść
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|сооружать|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|устанавливать|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|возводить|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|строить|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|tog


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to cause to stand up or out
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|изправям|sc=Cyrl
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|vztyčit
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|pystyttää
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|крева|tr=kréva


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Maori: Inter: t- » mi|whakatū
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|erigere, Inter: t+ » no|reise
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|выпрямлять|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|распрямлять|sc=Cyrl
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|tog

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * Crete
    • terce


    Translation: de » erect
    Translation: et » erect
    Translation: fa » erect
    Translation: fr » erect
    Translation: ko » erect
    Translation: io » erect
    Translation: it » erect
    Translation: kn » erect
    Translation: ku » erect
    Translation: li » erect
    Translation: hu » erect
    Translation: mg » erect
    Translation: ml » erect
    Translation: my » erect
    Translation: ps » erect
    Translation: pl » erect
    Translation: fi » erect
    Translation: sv » erect
    Translation: ta » erect
    Translation: te » erect
    Translation: vi » erect
    Translation: zh » erect