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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.
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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