What does erect mean?

Definitions for erect
ɪˈrɛkterect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. erect, vertical, uprightadjective

    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"

  2. tumid, erectverb

    of sexual organs; stiff and rigid

  3. raise, erect, rear, set up, put upverb

    construct, build, or erect

    "Raise a barn"

  4. rear, erectverb

    cause to rise up

Wiktionary

  1. erectverb

    To put up by the fitting together of materials or parts.

    Etymology: From Latin erectus upright, past participle of erigere raise or set up from e- up + regere to direct, keep straight, guide.

  2. erectverb

    To cause to stand up or out.

    Etymology: From Latin erectus upright, past participle of erigere raise or set up from e- up + regere to direct, keep straight, guide.

  3. erectadjective

    Upright; vertical or reaching broadly upwards.

    Etymology: From Latin erectus upright, past participle of erigere raise or set up from e- up + regere to direct, keep straight, guide.

  4. erectadjective

    Rigid, firm; standing out perpendicularly.

    Etymology: From Latin erectus upright, past participle of erigere raise or set up from e- up + regere to direct, keep straight, guide.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Erectadjective

    upright, or having a vertical position; not inverted; not leaning or bent; not prone; as, to stand erect

    Etymology: [L. erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See Right, and cf. Alert.]

  2. Erectadjective

    directed upward; raised; uplifted

    Etymology: [L. erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See Right, and cf. Alert.]

  3. Erectadjective

    bold; confident; free from depression; undismayed

    Etymology: [L. erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See Right, and cf. Alert.]

  4. Erectadjective

    watchful; alert

    Etymology: [L. erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See Right, and cf. Alert.]

  5. Erectadjective

    standing upright, with reference to the earth's surface, or to the surface to which it is attached

    Etymology: [L. erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See Right, and cf. Alert.]

  6. Erectadjective

    elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents, etc

    Etymology: [L. erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See Right, and cf. Alert.]

  7. Erectverb

    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

    Etymology: [L. erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See Right, and cf. Alert.]

  8. Erectverb

    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

    Etymology: [L. erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See Right, and cf. Alert.]

  9. Erectverb

    to lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify

    Etymology: [L. erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See Right, and cf. Alert.]

  10. Erectverb

    to animate; to encourage; to cheer

    Etymology: [L. erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See Right, and cf. Alert.]

  11. Erectverb

    to set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, or the like

    Etymology: [L. erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See Right, and cf. Alert.]

  12. Erectverb

    to set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute

    Etymology: [L. erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See Right, and cf. Alert.]

  13. Erectverb

    to rise upright

    Etymology: [L. erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See Right, and cf. Alert.]

Freebase

  1. Erect

    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

  1. Erect

    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.]

Entomology

  1. Erect

    standing upright; not necessarily perpendicular.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'erect' in Verbs Frequency: #863

Anagrams for erect »

  1. Crete

  2. terce

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of erect in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of erect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of erect in a Sentence

  1. Ken Gross:

    For a lot of people who aren't enthusiasts, it's not particularly important who designed the car, i don't know that anyone is going to erect a statue to Harley Earl, but I think it's important that he's remembered. There really isn't anybody today in the design industry that has the impact and the clout, the presence and the profile that Harley Earl had in his day. ... But Harley had a unique set of circumstances. He was The Man.

  2. Johann von Goethe:

    I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. They have undertaken to build a tower, and spend no more labor on the foundation than would be necessary to erect a hut.

  3. Robert G. Ingersoll:

    He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others.

  4. Shane Leslie:

    The American sign of civic progress is to tear down the familiar and erect the monstrous.

  5. Prime Minister Boiko Borisov:

    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.

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Translations for erect

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  • изправям, прав, изправен, вертикален, издигамBulgarian
  • খাড়াBengali
  • erecteCatalan, Valencian
  • vztyčitCzech
  • fondiEsperanto
  • rakentaa, pysty, pystyttää, pystyasennossaFinnish
  • togScottish Gaelic
  • tegakIndonesian
  • eretto, duro, drittoItalian
  • قیتKurdish
  • whakatū, takotako, whaihanga, toraMāori
  • подигнат, исправен, простум, подига, креваMacedonian
  • reise, erigereNorwegian
  • wznieśćPolish
  • прямой, возводить, строить, сооружать, распрямлять, вертикально поднятый, ощетинившийся, вертикальный, выпрямлять, устанавливать, торчащийRussian

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    transmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunication
    • A. interrupt
    • B. jeopardize
    • C. interrogate
    • D. inspire

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