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Definitions of erect

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

  1. She was a handsome woman, erect and broad, with a free and powerful step. – A Bicycle of Cathay by Frank R. Stockton
  2. She advanced with firm and precise step, erect, and head well held. – Parisian Points of View by Ludovic Halévy Commentator: Brander Matthews
  3. 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
  4. Ahead he could see Davis still standing erect. – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
  5. In an instant Nesta was standing erect again. – Odd by Amy Le Feuvre
  6. " No," she cried and she drew herself erect. – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
  7. But as it drew closer he rose slowly to his feet, his ears erect. – Frank of Freedom Hill by Samuel A. Derieux
  8. Involuntarily he stood more erect. – Quicksands by Adolph Streckfuss
  9. Suddenly Jenkins sat down, removed his shoes and stood erect. – Castle of Terror by E.J. Liston
  10. 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
  11. While he speaks she sits erect in the chair, her hands folded in her lap, her head raised. – Hadda Padda by Godmunder Kamban
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. He kept his long, thin figure perfectly erect. – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  16. I sat suddenly erect. – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
  17. I released her instantly and stood erect, regarding her fixedly. – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  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. 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
  20. 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
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