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e·rect

 (ĭ-rĕkt′)
adj.
1. Being in a vertical, upright position: an erect lily stalk; an erect posture.
2. Being in a stiff, rigid physiological condition.
tr.v. e·rect·ed, e·rect·ing, e·rects
1. To construct by assembling: erect a skyscraper.
2. To raise to a rigid or upright condition.
3. To fix in an upright position.
4. To set up; establish: erect a dynasty.
5. Mathematics To construct (a perpendicular, for example) from or on a given base.

[Middle English, from Latin ērēctus, past participle of ērigere, to set up : ē-, ex-, ex- + regere, to guide; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

e·rect′a·ble adj.
e·rect′ly adv.
e·rect′ness n.

erect

(ɪˈrɛkt)
adj
1. upright in posture or position; not bent or leaning: an erect stance.
2. (General Physics) (of an optical image) having the same orientation as the object; not inverted
3. (Physiology) physiol (of the penis, clitoris, or nipples) firm or rigid after swelling with blood, esp as a result of sexual excitement
4. (Botany) (of plant parts) growing vertically or at right angles to the parts from which they arise
vb (mainly tr)
5. to put up; construct; build
6. to raise to an upright position; lift up: to erect a flagpole.
7. to found or form; set up
8. (Physiology) (also intr) physiol to become or cause to become firm or rigid by filling with blood
9. to hold up as an ideal; exalt
10. (General Physics) optics to change (an inverted image) to an upright position
11. (Mathematics) to draw or construct (a line, figure, etc) on a given line or figure, esp at right angles to it
[C14: from Latin ērigere to set up, from regere to control, govern]
eˈrectable adj
eˈrectly adv
eˈrectness n

e•rect

(ɪˈrɛkt)

adj.
1. upright and straight in position or posture: to sit erect.
2. raised or directed upward or outward: a dog with ears erect.
3. (of an organ or part) in a state of physiological erection.
4. (of a plant part) vertical throughout: an erect stem.
5. Optics. (of an image) having the same position as the object; not inverted.
v.t.
6. to build; construct; raise.
7. to raise and set in an upright or vertical position.
8. to set up or establish, as a system or an institution; found.
9. to bring about; cause to come into existence: to erect barriers to progress.
10. Geom. to draw or construct (a line or figure) upon a given line, base, or the like.
11. Optics. to change (an inverted image) to the normal position.
v.i.
12. to become erect; stand up or out.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin ērēctus, past participle of ērigere to raise, elevate]
e•rect′a•ble, adj.
e•rect′ly, adv.
e•rect′ness, n.

erect


Past participle: erected
Gerund: erecting

Imperative
erect
erect
Present
I erect
you erect
he/she/it erects
we erect
you erect
they erect
Preterite
I erected
you erected
he/she/it erected
we erected
you erected
they erected
Present Continuous
I am erecting
you are erecting
he/she/it is erecting
we are erecting
you are erecting
they are erecting
Present Perfect
I have erected
you have erected
he/she/it has erected
we have erected
you have erected
they have erected
Past Continuous
I was erecting
you were erecting
he/she/it was erecting
we were erecting
you were erecting
they were erecting
Past Perfect
I had erected
you had erected
he/she/it had erected
we had erected
you had erected
they had erected
Future
I will erect
you will erect
he/she/it will erect
we will erect
you will erect
they will erect
Future Perfect
I will have erected
you will have erected
he/she/it will have erected
we will have erected
you will have erected
they will have erected
Future Continuous
I will be erecting
you will be erecting
he/she/it will be erecting
we will be erecting
you will be erecting
they will be erecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been erecting
you have been erecting
he/she/it has been erecting
we have been erecting
you have been erecting
they have been erecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been erecting
you will have been erecting
he/she/it will have been erecting
we will have been erecting
you will have been erecting
they will have been erecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been erecting
you had been erecting
he/she/it had been erecting
we had been erecting
you had been erecting
they had been erecting
Conditional
I would erect
you would erect
he/she/it would erect
we would erect
you would erect
they would erect
Past Conditional
I would have erected
you would have erected
he/she/it would have erected
we would have erected
you would have erected
they would have erected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.erect - construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
construction, building - the act of constructing something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"
build, construct, make - make by combining materials and parts; "this little pig made his house out of straw"; "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"
2.erect - cause to rise up
pitch, set up - erect and fasten; "pitch a tent"
lift, raise, elevate, get up, bring up - raise from a lower to a higher position; "Raise your hands"; "Lift a load"
cock up, prick up, prick - raise; "The dog pricked up his ears"
Adj.1.erect - upright in position or postureerect - 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"
unerect - not upright in position or posture
2.erect - of sexual organserect - of sexual organs; stiff and rigid  
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
hard - resisting weight or pressure

erect

verb
1. build, raise, set up, lift, pitch, mount, stand up, rear, construct, put up, assemble, put together, elevate Demonstrators have erected barricades in the roads.
build destroy, dismantle, demolish, tear down, raze
2. found, establish, form, create, set up, institute, organize, put up, initiate the edifice of free trade which has been erected since the war
adjective
1. upright, raised, straight, standing, stiff, firm, rigid, vertical, elevated, perpendicular, pricked-up Her head was erect and her back was straight.
upright relaxed, leaning, bent, prone, limp, horizontal, supine, flaccid, recumbent

erect

adjective
Directed or pointed upward:
verb
1. To make or form (a structure):
2. To raise upright:
Translations
مُنْتَصِب، قائِميَرِفَعُيُقيمُ ، يَنْصُبُ
byggeopførerejseret
koma upp; reisa; byggjareisauppréttur
stačiaistatumasstatymas
taisnsuzbūvētuzceltuzslietvertikāls
vztýčený
pokoncipostaviti
dikdik duruma getirmekdikine koymakdikmek

erect

[ɪˈrekt]
A. ADJ [person, head, posture] → erguido, derecho; [plant, stem] → vertical, recto; [tail, ears] → tieso, parado (LAm) (Physiol) [penis] → erecto
B. ADV to walk erectcaminar derecho or erguido
to hold o.s. or stand erectmantenerse derecho or erguido
C. VT [+ monument, statue, temple] → erigir (frm); [+ mast, wall, building, barricade] → levantar; [+ tent, scaffolding] → montar

erect

[ɪˈrɛkt]
adj
[head] → droit(e); [tail, ears] → dressé(e)
[penis] → en érection
(= upright) [posture] → droit(e)
to hold o.s. erect → se tenir droit
vt (= build) → construire
(= put up) [+ monument] → ériger, élever
to erect a memorial to sb → ériger un monument à la mémoire de qn
[+ tent] → dresser

erect

vt wall, buildingbauen; statue, memorial, altarerrichten (to sb jdm); machinery, traffic signs, collapsible furnitureaufstellen; scaffoldingaufstellen, aufbauen; tentaufschlagen; mast, flagpoleaufrichten; (fig) barriererrichten, aufbauen; systemaufstellen
adj
(= upright) person, posture, plantaufrecht; headhoch erhoben; stemgerade; tailerhoben; earsaufgestellt; to stand erectgerade stehen; to walk erectaufrecht gehen
(Physiol) peniserigiert, steif; clitoris, nippleserigiert, aufgerichtet

erect

[ɪˈrɛkt]
1. (frm) vt (statue, monument, temple) → erigere; (flats, factory) → costruire; (barricade, mast) → innalzare; (machinery, tent) → montare; (theory, system) → edificare; (obstacles) → creare
2. adjeretto/a, dritto/a
with head erect → a testa alta

erect

(iˈrekt) adjective
upright. He held his head erect.
verb
1. to set up; to put up or to build. They erected a statue in his memory; They plan to erect an office block there.
2. to set upright (a mast etc).
eˈrection (-ʃən) noun
eˈrectly adverb
eˈrectness noun

erect

adj erecto
References in classic literature ?
When she went home, he walked with her to her own gate, shook hands cordially, and touched his hat as he marched back again, looking very stately and erect, like a handsome, soldierly old gentleman, as he was.
Little pyramids of truth he erected and after erecting knocked them down again that he might have the truths to erect other pyramids.
Antonia and I sat erect, but I held the reins clumsily, and my eyes were blinded by the wind a good deal of the time.
She stayed there, erect, holding to the banister rail and looking out calmly in the distance across the fields.
Erect, his stature surpassed that of his fellows; though seated, he appeared reduced within the ordinary limits of the race.
Afterwards we proceeded on to Kentucke river without opposition; and on the first day of April began to erect the fort of Boonsborough at a salt lick, about sixty yards from the river, on the S.
When it was understood, however, that the Colonel intended to erect a family mansion-spacious, ponderously framed of oaken timber, and calculated to endure for many generations of his posterity over the spot first covered by the log-built hut of Matthew Maule, there was much shaking of the head among the village gossips.
But whether from pride or resignation, or a feeling that her penance might best be wrought out by this unutterable pain, she resisted the impulse, and sat erect, pale as death, looking sadly into little Pearl's wild eyes.
he was as erect, and carried his head as high as ever.
He was in one of the angles, the one away from the house, very erect, as it struck me, and with both hands on the ledge.
He was waited upon over the factory, shown the machinery by George, who, in high spirits, talked so fluently, held himself so erect, looked so handsome and manly, that his master began to feel an uneasy consciousness of inferiority.
Then it is that I appreciate the beauty and the glory of architecture, which itself never turns in, but forever stands out and erect, keeping watch over the slumberers.