Erect

  • 1 Erect — E*rect , a. [L. erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See {Right}, and cf. {Alert}.] 1. Upright, or having a vertical position; not inverted; not leaning or bent; not prone; as, to stand erect. [1913 Webster] Two of …

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  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 erect — ERÉCT, Ă, erecţi, te, adj. (Despre plante sau despre tulpina lor) Ridicat drept în sus; vertical. – Din lat. erectus. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  ERÉCT adj. (bot.) drept, vertical. (Plantă cu tulpina erect.) Trimis de… …

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  • 4 erect — erect·ness; semi·erect; sub·erect; un·erect; erect; erect·ly; …

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  • 5 erect — vt: to give legal existence to by a formal act of authority no new State shall be formed or erect ed within the jurisdiction of any other State U.S. Constitution art. IV erec·tion n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 6 Erect — E*rect , v. i. To rise upright. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] By wet, stalks do erect. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 erect — i rekt adj 1) standing up or out from the body <erect hairs> 2) being in a state of physiological erection …

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  • 8 erect — [adj] straight up arrect, cocked, elevated, erectile, firm, perpendicular, raised, rigid, standing, stiff, upright, upstanding, vertical; concepts 485,581,604 Ant. prone, prostrate erect [v] build; establish assemble, bring about, cobble up*,… …

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  • 9 erect — [ē rekt′, irekt′] adj. [ME < L erectus, pp. of erigere, to set up < e , out, up + regere, to make straight: see RIGHT] 1. not bending or leaning; straight up; upright; vertical 2. sticking out or up; bristling; stiff 3. Archaic a) not… …

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  • 10 erect — (adj.) late 14c., upright, not bending, from L. erectus upright, elevated, lofty; eager, alert, aroused, pp. of erigere raise or set up, from e up + regere to direct, keep straight, guide (see REGAL (Cf. regal)). The verb is from c.1400, a back… …

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  • 11 erect — vb *build, construct, frame, raise, rear Analogous words: fabricate, fashion, form (see MAKE): *lift, raise, elevate Antonyms: raze …

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  • 12 erect — ► ADJECTIVE 1) rigidly upright or straight. 2) (of a body part) enlarged and rigid, especially in sexual excitement. ► VERB 1) construct (a building, wall, etc.). 2) create or establish (a theory or system). DERIVATIVES erectly adverb …

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  • 13 erect — erectable, adj. erectly, adv. erectness, n. /i rekt /, adj. 1. upright in position or posture: to stand or sit erect. 2. raised or directed upward: a dog with ears erect. 3. Bot. vertical throughout; not spreading or declined: an erect stem; an… …

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  • 14 erect — /əˈrɛkt / (say uh rekt), /i / (say ee ) adjective 1. upright in position or posture: an erect stance. 2. raised or directed upwards: a dog with ears erect. 3. Botany vertical throughout; not spreading or declined: an erect stem; an erect leaf; an …

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  • 15 erect — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb ADVERB ▪ hastily, quickly ▪ specially ▪ The event will take place in a specially erected marquee. PREPOSITION ▪ around …

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  • 16 erect — 01. My children love to [erect] towers out of blocks and then knock them over. 02. Standing [erect] on its hind legs, a grizzly bear can reach up to 8 feet in height. 03. In 1982, two 250 foot walls of polished black granite were [erected] in… …

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  • 17 erect — [[t]ɪre̱kt[/t]] erects, erecting, erected 1) VERB If people erect something such as a building, bridge, or barrier, they build it or create it. [FORMAL] [V n] Opposition demonstrators have erected barricades in roads leading to the parliament… …

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  • 18 erect — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin erectus, past participle of erigere to erect, from e + regere to lead straight, guide more at right Date: 14th century 1. a. vertical in position; also not spread out or decumbent < an erect… …

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  • 19 erect — e|rect1 [ıˈrekt] adj 1.) in a straight upright position ▪ Martin stood erect on the platform. 2.) an erect ↑penis or ↑nipple is stiff and bigger than it usually is because a person is sexually excited erect 2 erect2 v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; …

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  • 20 erect — I UK [ɪˈrekt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms erect : present tense I/you/we/they erect he/she/it erects present participle erecting past tense erected past participle erected formal * 1) to build something such as a statue or bridge A memorial …

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