erect, vertical, upright(adj)
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"
of sexual organs; stiff and rigid
raise, erect, rear, set up, put up(verb)
construct, build, or erect
"Raise a barn"
cause to rise up
To put up by the fitting together of materials or parts.
To cause to stand up or out.
Upright; vertical or reaching broadly upwards.
Rigid, firm; standing out perpendicularly.
Origin: From Latin erectus upright, past participle of erigere raise or set up from e- up + regere to direct, keep straight, guide.
upright, or having a vertical position; not inverted; not leaning or bent; not prone; as, to stand erect
directed upward; raised; uplifted
bold; confident; free from depression; undismayed
standing upright, with reference to the earth's surface, or to the surface to which it is attached
elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents, etc
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
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
to lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify
to animate; to encourage; to cheer
to set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, or the like
to set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute
to rise upright
Origin: [L. erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See Right, and cf. Alert.]
Erect, North Carolina is an unincorporated community in Randolph County, North Carolina, United States, and part of the Piedmont Triad metropolitan region. Erect is located on NC 42, seven miles east of the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, and two miles west of Coleridge. Erect was founded in the 18th century by German and English settlers, along with the nearby communities of Steeds, Sophia, Whynot, Hemp, and Lonely. Many of these settlers were known for their pottery-making skills. The 15-square mile region surrounding the town of Seagrove, twelve miles to the southeast, is known as the "Pottery Capital of North Carolina." Erect is located in the vicinity of the "North Carolina Pottery Highway", a collection of approximately 100 potteries and galleries along NC 705 in Randolph and Moore counties. Goss Lake, Goss Lake Dam, and the Lambert Mill Dam are located in the Erect quad.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
e-rekt′, v.t. to set upright: to raise: to build: to exalt: to establish.—adj. upright: directed upward.—adj. Erect′ed.—ns. Erect′er, Erect′or, one who, or that which, erects or raises: a muscle which assists in erecting a part or an organ: an attachment to a compound microscope for making the image erect instead of inverted.—adj. Erect′ile, that may be erected.—ns. Erectil′ity, quality of being erectile; Erec′tion, act of erecting: state of being erected: exaltation: anything erected: a building of any kind.—adj. Erect′ive, tending to erect.—adv. Erect′ly.—n. Erect′ness. [L. erectus, erigĕre, to set upright—e, out, regĕre, to direct.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'erect' in Verbs Frequency: #863
The numerical value of erect in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of erect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We will also erect a fence at certain locations on the Croatian border.
He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others.
The American sign of civic progress is to tear down the familiar and erect the monstrous.
The main threat is coming from the Greek border, it is very long and unprotected, and our concern is that the Greek government did not take measures in recent months. We are ready to erect a barrier if necessary.
He who devises evil for another falls at last into his own pit, and the most cunning finds himself caught by what he had prepared for another. But virtue without guile, erect like the lofty palm, rises with greater vigour when it is oppressed.
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- изправям, прав, изправен, вертикален, издигамBulgarian
- erecteCatalan, Valencian
- rakentaa, pysty, pystyttää, pystyasennossaFinnish
- togScottish Gaelic
- eretto, duro, drittoItalian
- whakatū, takotako, whaihanga, toraMāori
- подигнат, исправен, простум, подига, креваMacedonian
- reise, erigereNorwegian
- прямой, возводить, строить, сооружать, распрямлять, вертикально поднятый, ощетинившийся, вертикальный, выпрямлять, устанавливать, торчащийRussian
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