- (of a charge) represented palewise: a sword erect.
- (of an animal or part of an animal) represented upright: a boar's head erect.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of erect
Synonyms for erect
Antonyms for erect
Related Words for erectorganize, raise, create, construct, initiate, hoist, stand, assemble, found, mount, standing, firm, raised, vertical, elevated, upright, cocked, fashion, frame, elevate
Examples from the Web for erect
Contemporary Examples of erect
The original metaphor was: erect a wall to keep the garden of the church free from the wilderness of politics.Dear Evangelicals: You’re Being Had
November 30, 2014
In fact, the effort to erect the Obamacare infrastructure is creating a large number of private-sector positions.Technology Firms Staff Up to Build Health-Insurance Exchanges
August 21, 2013
After a while, it will seem natural to erect a canopy to shield the worshipers from the elements.Think Twice About Jews On The Temple Mount
Edward S. Goldstein
June 27, 2013
Carroll hopes to erect a plaque in her former home and at the hotel where she also lived.Meet America’s Indiana Jones: Andrew Carroll Searches for Forgotten History Across the U.S.
May 14, 2013
Mr. Netanyahu has pledged to erect a similar barrier along the Syrian frontier, with changes to suit the topography.Israel Building a Syrian Border Fence
January 7, 2013
Historical Examples of erect
It is contemplated to erect a monument, by subscription, to Mr. Fessenden's memory.Biographical Sketches
She stood a little drooping and shaken, where for a moment she had been erect and tensed.
There entered the erect, heavy figure of the man whom Mary had hated through the years.
The little squirrel had squeaked his gladness, and, tail erect, had darted into the grass.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
He was erect, pale and handsome, and his words came without a quiver.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for erect
late 14c., "upright, not bending," from Latin erectus "upright, elevated, lofty; eager, alert, aroused," past participle of erigere "raise or set up," from e- "up" + regere "to direct, keep straight, guide" (see regal).
c.1400, a back-formation from erect (adj.) or else from Latin erectus. Related: Erected; erecting.