• Upright; vertical or reaching broadly upwards.
  • Rigid, firm; standing out perpendicularly, especially as the result of stimulation.
  • Having an erect penis
  • Bold; confident; free from depression; undismayed.
  • Directed upward; raised; uplifted.
  • Watchful; alert.
  • Elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents, etc.


  • To put up by the fitting together of materials or parts.
  • To cause to stand up or out.
  • To raise and place in an upright or perpendicular position; to set upright; to raise.
  • To lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify.
  • To animate; to encourage; to cheer.
  • To cast or draw up (a figure of the heavens, horoscope etc.).
  • To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, etc.
  • To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute.


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  • From Middle English erect, a borrowing from Latin ērectus, past participle of ērigō, from ē- + regō.
  • From Middle English erecten, from the adjective (see above).

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