Definition of


  1. (verb, creation) construct, build, or erect
  2. (verb, motion) cause to rise up
  3. (adj, all) of sexual organs; stiff and rigid
  4. (adj, all) upright in position or posture
    erect flower stalks
    for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression
    a column still vertical amid the ruins
    he sat bolt upright

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Synonyms of Erect

put up, raise, rear, set up, tumid, upright, vertical

Antonyms of Erect


Alternate forms of Erect

Derivations: erecting, erection, erectness

Hyponyms: cock up, pitch, prick, prick up, set up

Hypernyms: bring up, build, construct, elevate, get up, lift, make, raise

Origin of the word Erect

  1. late 14c., from L. erectus "upright," pp. of erigere "raise or set up," from e- "up" + regere "to direct, keep straight, guide" (see regal). Related: Erected; erecting. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Erect

earshot, ergot, erik satie, erst, eruct

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