a.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.
2.Directed upward; raised; uplifted.
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.
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Erected; p. pr. & vb. n. Erecting.]
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.
5.To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, or the like.
6.To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute.
Erecting shop
(Mach.) a place where large machines, as engines, are put together and adjusted.
v. i.1.To rise upright.
By wet, stalks do erect.
- Bacon.
Verb1.erect - construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn"
Synonyms: put up, set up, rear, raise
2.erect - cause to rise up
Synonyms: rear
Adj.1.erect - 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"
Synonyms: vertical, upright
unerect - not upright in position or posture
2.erect - of sexual organs; stiff and rigid
Synonyms: tumid
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