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Definitions of erect

  1.   Not decumbent.
  2.   of sexual organs; stiff and rigid
  3.   ( physiology) of sexual organs; stiff and rigid
  4.   To lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify.
  5.   Upright; directed upwards; upright and firm; intent; straight; a term applied to those leaves which form a very acute angle with the stem of the plant.
  6.   cause to rise up
  7.   Watchful; alert.
  8.   Upright, or having a vertical position; not inverted; not leaning or bent; not prone; as, to stand erect.
  9.   Erectly.
  10.   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.
  11.   construct, build, or erect; " Raise a barn"
  12.   Upright; firm; bold.
  13.   To rise upright. To erect a perpendicular, to draw a line at right angles.
  14.   Bold; confident; free from depression; undismayed.
  15.   To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, or the like.
  16.   To raise and set upright or perpendicularly; to raise, as a building; to found; to set up or establish a new; to elevate; to exalt; to excite; to animate; to extend; to distend.
  17.   To raise; to set up; to build; to found or establish.
  18.   Erectness.
  19.   To rise upright.
  20.   Elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents, etc.
  21.   Upright: directed upward: unshaken: bold.
  22.   To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute.
  23.   To construct; build; raise; establish.
  24.   To set upright: to raise: to build: to exalt: to establish.
  25.   To set upringht; build; establish; exalt.
  26.   To set upright; build; establish.
  27.   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.
  28.   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"
  29.   Standing upright, with reference to the earth's surface, or to the surface to which it is attached.
  30.   Upright; vertical.
  31.   In a perpendicular position; upright; firm, unshaken, or bold.
  32.   To animate; to encourage; to cheer.
  33.   Upright.
  34.   Directed upward; raised; uplifted.

Quotes of erect

  1. The Peking man was a thinking being, standing erect dating to the beginning of the Ice Age. – Davidson Black
  2. Having leveled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home. – Emily Bronte
  3. The closer Iraq approaches freedom and democracy, the more impediments and barriers the terrorists will erect – Howard Coble
  4. Would it be better if I'd married a Negro woman? Would they treat my child any better? Erect fewer barriers? – Sammy Davis, Jr.
  5. Among us all men were created sons of God and stood erect as conscious of their divinity. – Charles Eastman
  6. Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit, no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers that the spiritual athlete must crash through. – Germaine Greer
  7. He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others. – Douglas Horton
  8. The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others. – Robert Green Ingersoll
  9. In several sections, both natural in the banks of the Mississippi and its numerous arms, and where artificial canals had been cut, I observed erect stumps of trees, with their roots attached, buried in strata at different heights, one over the other. – Charles Lyell
  10. There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect – Ronald Reagan
  11. To say that a thing has never yet been done among men is to erect a barrier stronger than reason, stronger than discussion. – Thomas Reed

Usage examples for erect

  1. It was all that she could do to hold herself erect and come back into the more open cave. ” – The Everlasting Whisper by Jackson Gregory
  2. But her eyes were bright once more, her figure was erect there was new life in her- I could see that- and never a doubt. ” – Ideala by Sarah Grand
  3. She advanced with firm and precise step, erect and head well held. ” – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  4. “ To re- erect the same type of building in the same places would be foolish. ” – The Economic Consequences of the Peace by John Maynard Keynes
  5. “ Stuart rose erect in his saddle, and looked in the direction of the sound, his eyes glowing. ” – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  6. Involuntarily he stood more erect – Quicksands by Adolph Streckfuss
  7. “ I released her instantly and stood erect regarding her fixedly. ” – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  8. Suddenly Jenkins sat down, removed his shoes and stood erect – Castle of Terror by E.J. Liston
  9. Ahead he could see Davis still standing erect – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
  10. While he speaks she sits erect in the chair, her hands folded in her lap, her head raised. ” – Hadda Padda by Godmunder Kamban
  11. He kept his long, thin figure perfectly erect – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  12. “ For a minute or two he stood erect with folded arms, gazing moodily before him. ” – Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose by Grant Allen
  13. “ " No," she cried and she drew herself erect – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
  14. In an instant Nesta was standing erect again. ” – Odd by Amy Le Feuvre
  15. The duke bowed low before the queen, who stood with pale cheeks, but erect and with a noble air. ” – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  16. She was a handsome woman, erect and broad, with a free and powerful step. ” – A Bicycle of Cathay by Frank R. Stockton
  17. And there, standing erect in the shadow, her face lifted like a pale little moon, stood Ivra. ” – The Little House in the Fairy Wood by Ethel Cook Eliot
  18. So I stuck it erect in the floor, and tried to cut my throat that way. ” – Korea's Fight for Freedom by F.A. McKenzie
  19. “ I sat suddenly erect – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
  20. But as it drew closer he rose slowly to his feet, his ears erect – Frank of Freedom Hill by Samuel A. Derieux