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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

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

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

The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others.
Robert Green Ingersoll

At 62, I remain clean and sober and my ponytail remains erect.
Ted Nugent

Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit, no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers that the spiritual athlete must crash through.
Germaine Greer
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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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