Erecting
Erect E*rect", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Erected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Erecting}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

3. To lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify. [1913 Webster]

That didst his state above his hopes erect. --Daniel. [1913 Webster]

I, who am a party, am not to erect myself into a judge. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. To animate; to encourage; to cheer. [1913 Webster]

It raiseth the dropping spirit, erecting it to a loving complaisance. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

5. To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, or the like. ``To erect conclusions.'' --Sir T. Browne. ``Malebranche erects this proposition.'' --Locke. [1913 Webster]

6. To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute. ``To erect a new commonwealth.'' --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

{Erecting shop} (Mach.), a place where large machines, as engines, are put together and adjusted.

Syn: To set up; raise; elevate; construct; build; institute; establish; found. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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