erect

e|rect1 [ıˈrekt] 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
erect2 v [T]
[Date: 1300-1400; : 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

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] Two of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To raise, as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • erect — ERÉCT, Ă, erecţi, te, adj. (Despre plante sau despre tulpina lor) Ridicat drept în sus; vertical. – Din lat. erectus. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  ERÉCT adj. (bot.) drept, vertical. (Plantă cu tulpina erect.) Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • erect — erect·ness; semi·erect; sub·erect; un·erect; erect; erect·ly; …   English syllables

  • erect — vt: to give legal existence to by a formal act of authority no new State shall be formed or erect ed within the jurisdiction of any other State U.S. Constitution art. IV erec·tion n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Erect — E*rect , v. i. To rise upright. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] By wet, stalks do erect. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • erect — i rekt adj 1) standing up or out from the body <erect hairs> 2) being in a state of physiological erection …   Medical dictionary

  • erect — [adj] straight up arrect, cocked, elevated, erectile, firm, perpendicular, raised, rigid, standing, stiff, upright, upstanding, vertical; concepts 485,581,604 Ant. prone, prostrate erect [v] build; establish assemble, bring about, cobble up*,… …   New thesaurus

  • erect — [ē rekt′, irekt′] adj. [ME < L erectus, pp. of erigere, to set up < e , out, up + regere, to make straight: see RIGHT] 1. not bending or leaning; straight up; upright; vertical 2. sticking out or up; bristling; stiff 3. Archaic a) not… …   English World dictionary

  • erect — (adj.) late 14c., upright, not bending, from L. erectus upright, elevated, lofty; eager, alert, aroused, pp. of erigere raise or set up, from e up + regere to direct, keep straight, guide (see REGAL (Cf. regal)). The verb is from c.1400, a back… …   Etymology dictionary

  • erect — vb *build, construct, frame, raise, rear Analogous words: fabricate, fashion, form (see MAKE): *lift, raise, elevate Antonyms: raze …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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