- (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)
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Examples from the Web for erecting
Contemporary Examples of erecting
They also can slow down the committee process, erecting obstacles to scheduling hearings.The GOP’s Nuclear Winter Strategy
December 2, 2013
His illicit artwork showed that erecting barriers is not only inhumane, but also futile.The Big Idea: Why Forgeries Are Great Art
April 25, 2013
One of his biggest achievements was erecting a library annex that had needed to be completed for 25 years.Why ‘Mystery Speaker’ Clint Eastwood Loves the GOP
August 31, 2012
“CAI has become proficient at erecting schools off the beaten path, and Mortenson deserves praise for that,” Krakauer writes.The Greg Mortenson Case's Fallout for Women
April 18, 2011
Detroiters, now erecting a Robocop statue as a half-joking, half-serious morale boost, may want to consider bronzing Mulally next.The CEO Hail Mary: A Scorecard on Corporate Change Agents
March 1, 2011
Historical Examples of erecting
We are erecting here a new and beautiful theater, it opens Aug. 21.Cleveland Past and Present
They were erecting barricades in the streets, and mounting these guns upon them.Scaramouche
For erecting a flagstaff and forming a fence, the Staff is very useful.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
What an appropriate spot for erecting an Irish Apothecaries' Hall!
Clause 22 reserves to the Crown the power of erecting forts, dockyards, etc.Home Rule
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.