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Definition of Erect


  1. Upright, or having a vertical position; not inverted; not leaning or bent; not prone; as, to stand erect.
  2. Directed upward; raised; uplifted.
  3. Bold; confident; free from depression; undismayed.
  4. Watchful; alert.
  5. Standing upright, with reference to the earth's surface, or to the surface to which it is attached.
  6. Elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents, etc.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. To lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify.
  10. To animate; to encourage; to cheer.
  11. To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, or the like.
  12. To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute.
  13. To rise upright.

Erect Quotations

There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect.
Ronald Reagan

When you wear a bow tie, doors open for you. Your posture is a little more erect; your shoulders are a little further back; your style is a little more dynamic. It's about the reestablishment of the gentleman.
Dhani Jones

Behold a republic standing erect while empires all around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments - a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared.
William Jennings Bryan

We're dabbling in eugenics all the time, breeding ideal crops to replace less aesthetic or nutritious or hardy varieties; leveling forests to graze cattle or erect shopping malls and condos; planting groves of a few familiar trees that homeowners and industries prefer.
Diane Ackerman

It is any day better to stand erect with a broken and bandaged head then to crawl on one's belly, in order to be able to save one's head.
Mahatma Gandhi
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Erect Translations

erect in Dutch is oprichten, stichten, inrichten
erect in Finnish is perustaa
erect in German is errichten
erect in Italian is rizzare, ergere
erect in Latin is condo, molior
erect in Portuguese is ereto
erect in Spanish is erecto, enderezar, establecer, edificar
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