erectness


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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, especially as the result of sexual stimulation.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.erectness - the property of being upright in postureerectness - the property of being upright in posture
stance - standing posture
2.erectness - position at right angles to the horizon
spatial relation, position - the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated; "the position of the hands on the clock"; "he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage"
Translations
إنْتِصاب
oprejsthedrankhed
egyenes tartás
òaî aî vera teinréttur
vzpriamenosť
dikleşmediklik

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
References in classic literature ?
She walked with a certain springiness of step and erectness of bearing.
But he had no basket of tools, and he was not walking with the old erectness, looking keenly round him; his hands were thrust in his side pockets, and his eyes rested chiefly on the ground.
Though May's outline was slightly heavier, as her goddesslike build had foretold, her athletic erectness of carriage, and the girlish transparency of her expression, remained unchanged: but for the slight languor that Archer had lately noticed in her she would have been the exact image of the girl playing with the bouquet of lilies-of-the-valley on her betrothal evening.
His rounded eyes glared with rage, his undulating tail snapped to stiff erectness as, with a frightful roar, he charged this presuming vassal.
Then her slender figure stiffened to the erectness of a soldier, and with chin in air and without a word she turned her back upon the officer.
For a moment the lion paused beneath the tree, glaring up at the ape and roaring until the earth trembled, then he turned back again toward his kill, and as he did so, his tail shot once more to rigid erectness and he charged back even more ferociously than he had come, for what he saw was the naked man-thing running toward the farther trees with the bloody carcass of his prey across a giant shoulder.
Still, he carried himself with martial erectness, had his clothes scrupulously brushed, and his trousers tightly strapped; and on the Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, when he came to Tom, he was always inspired with gin and old memories, which gave him an exceptionally spirited air, as of a superannuated charger who hears the drum.
This emphatic compliment of the Squire's to Nancy was felt by others besides Godfrey to have a diplomatic significance; and her father gave a slight additional erectness to his back, as he looked across the table at her with complacent gravity.
You look very strong and well," said Newman, observing the erectness of her figure, and a certain venerable rosiness in her cheek.