erect

erect
[[t]ɪre̱kt[/t]]
erects, erecting, erected
1) VERB If people erect something such as a building, bridge, or barrier, they build it or create it. [FORMAL]

[V n] Opposition demonstrators have erected barricades in roads leading to the parliament building...

[V n] The building was erected in 1900-1901 for the Glasgow Parish Council...

[V n] We all unconsciously erect barriers against intimacy.

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2) VERB If you erect a system, a theory, or an institution, you create it.

[V n] Japanese proprietors are erecting a complex infrastructure of political influence throughout America...

[V n] He erected a new doctrine of precedent.

[V n] ...the whole edifice of free trade which has been erected since the Second World War.

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3) ADJ-GRADED People or things that are erect are straight and upright.

Stand reasonably erect, your arms hanging naturally...

Her head was erect and her back was straight.

...the short, stiff, erect stems of almost bead-like blue flowers.


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  • Erect — E*rect , a. [L. erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See {Right}, and cf. {Alert}.] 1. Upright, or having a vertical position; not inverted; not leaning or bent; not prone; as, to stand erect. [1913 Webster] Two of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Erect — E*rect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Erected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Erecting}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To raise, as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • erect — ERÉCT, Ă, erecţi, te, adj. (Despre plante sau despre tulpina lor) Ridicat drept în sus; vertical. – Din lat. erectus. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  ERÉCT adj. (bot.) drept, vertical. (Plantă cu tulpina erect.) Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • erect — erect·ness; semi·erect; sub·erect; un·erect; erect; erect·ly; …   English syllables

  • erect — vt: to give legal existence to by a formal act of authority no new State shall be formed or erect ed within the jurisdiction of any other State U.S. Constitution art. IV erec·tion n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Erect — E*rect , v. i. To rise upright. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] By wet, stalks do erect. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • erect — i rekt adj 1) standing up or out from the body <erect hairs> 2) being in a state of physiological erection …   Medical dictionary

  • erect — [adj] straight up arrect, cocked, elevated, erectile, firm, perpendicular, raised, rigid, standing, stiff, upright, upstanding, vertical; concepts 485,581,604 Ant. prone, prostrate erect [v] build; establish assemble, bring about, cobble up*,… …   New thesaurus

  • erect — [ē rekt′, irekt′] adj. [ME < L erectus, pp. of erigere, to set up < e , out, up + regere, to make straight: see RIGHT] 1. not bending or leaning; straight up; upright; vertical 2. sticking out or up; bristling; stiff 3. Archaic a) not… …   English World dictionary

  • erect — (adj.) late 14c., upright, not bending, from L. erectus upright, elevated, lofty; eager, alert, aroused, pp. of erigere raise or set up, from e up + regere to direct, keep straight, guide (see REGAL (Cf. regal)). The verb is from c.1400, a back… …   Etymology dictionary

  • erect — vb *build, construct, frame, raise, rear Analogous words: fabricate, fashion, form (see MAKE): *lift, raise, elevate Antonyms: raze …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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