- (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 erectedraised, elevated, hoisted, reared, lifted, uplifted, completed, constructed
Examples from the Web for erected
Contemporary Examples of erected
Exactly one month after the first straw goat was erected in Gävle, it was mysteriously burned to a crisp.Sweden’s Burning Christmas Goat
December 25, 2014
Other buildings have since been erected and then torn down or sold.Inside New York’s Scandal-Hit Seminary and Other ‘Open House’ Treats
October 10, 2014
The prohibition was erected for good reason: to prevent the religious wars that wracked Europe in the previous century.The Tea Party Isn’t a Political Movement, It’s a Religious One
July 13, 2014
BrightSource has erected 7,644 mirrors in a circle surrounding a 327-foot tower filled with water.Renewables Can Make Fossil Fuel More Efficient
The Daily Beast
May 29, 2014
It was once described as “the most reviled public statue ever erected” in the U.S.Weird Washington Monument History
May 12, 2014
Historical Examples of erected
The church has been supposed to have been erected by Edward IV.
Congress resolved that a monument should be erected to him at Annapolis.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
To Linda it was almost a miracle, the rapidity with which a house could be erected in California.Her Father's Daughter
Temples and altars have been erected, and invocations addressed to her.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II
Francis Augustus Cox
So the victors must have erected this statue at Olympia in gratitude.Buried Cities, Part 2
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.