Definitions for erectɪˈrɛkt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
upright and straight in position or posture:
to sit erect.
raised or directed upward or outward:
a dog with ears erect.
(of an organ or part) in a state of physiological erection.
(of a plant part) vertical throughout:
an erect stem.
Optics. (of an image) having the same position as the object; not inverted.
(v.t.)to build; construct; raise.
Category: Building Trades
to raise and set in an upright or vertical position.
to set up or establish, as a system or an institution; found.
to bring about; cause to come into existence:
to erect barriers to progress.
Geom. to draw or construct (a line or figure) upon a given line, base, or the like.
Optics. to change (an inverted image) to the normal position.
(v.i.)to become erect; stand up or out.
Origin of erect:
1350–1400; ME < L ērēctus, ptp. of ērigere to raise, elevate
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sitting or standing up very straight
her erect posture
to build a structure
The building was erected in 2000.
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
Translations for erect
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to set up; to put up or to build
They erected a statue in his memory; They plan to erect an office block there.
- يُقيمُ ، يَنْصُبُArabic
- erguerPortuguese (BR)
- vybudovat, postavitCzech
- rejse; opføre; byggeDanish
- στήνω, ανεγείρωGreek
- بنا کردن؛ برپا کردنFarsi
- बनाना, खडा़ करनाHindi
- (fel)állít, felépítHungarian
- koma upp; reisa; byggjaIcelandic
- erigere, costruireItalian
- ...을 세우다Korean
- uzcelt; uzbūvētLatvian
- sette opp, føre opp, reiseNorwegian
- بنا کردن؛ برپا کردنPersian
- a ridicaRomanian
- resa, uppföra, bygga [upp]Swedish
- 建立Chinese (Trad.)
- споруджувати; зводитиUkrainian
- تعمیر کرناUrdu
- dựng nênVietnamese
- 建立Chinese (Simp.)
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