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erect


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  3.  To  lift  up  to  elevate;  to  exalt;  to  magnify. 
 
  That  didst  his  state  above  his  hopes  erect. 
  --Daniel. 
 
  I,  who  am  a  party,  am  not  to  erect  myself  into  a 
  judge.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  To  animate;  to  encourage;  to  cheer. 
 
  It  raiseth  the  dropping  spirit,  erecting  it  to  a 
  loving  complaisance.  --Barrow. 
 
  5.  To  set  up  as  an  assertion  or  consequence  from  premises,  or 
  the  like  ``To  erect  conclusions.''  --Sir  T.  Browne. 
  ``Malebranche  erects  this  proposition.''  --Locke. 
 
  6.  To  set  up  or  establish;  to  found  to  form  to  institute. 
  ``To  erect  a  new  commonwealth.''  --Hooker. 
 
  {Erecting  shop}  (Mach.),  a  place  where  large  machines,  as 
  engines,  are  put  together  and  adjusted. 
 
  Syn:  To  set  up  raise;  elevate;  construct;  build;  institute; 
  establish;  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Two  of  far  nobler  shape,  erect  and  tall.  --Milton. 
 
  Among  the  Greek  colonies  and  churches  of  Asia, 
  Philadelphia  is  still  erect  --  a  column  of  ruins. 
  --Gibbon. 
 
  2.  Directed  upward;  raised;  uplifted. 
 
  His  piercing  eyes,  erect,  appear  to  view  Superior 
  worlds,  and  look  all  nature  through  --Pope. 
 
  3.  Bold;  confident;  free  from  depression;  undismayed. 
 
  But  who  is  he  by  years  Bowed,  but  erect  in  heart? 
  --Keble. 
 
  4.  Watchful;  alert. 
 
  Vigilant  and  erect  attention  of  mind.  --Hooker. 
 
  5.  (Bot.)  Standing  upright,  with  reference  to  the  earth's 
  surface,  or  to  the  surface  to  which  it  is  attached. 
 
  6.  (Her.)  Elevated,  as  the  tips  of  wings,  heads  of  serpents, 
  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Erect  \E*rect"\,  v.  i. 
  To  rise  upright.  [Obs.] 
 
  By  wet,  stalks  do  erect.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  erect 
  adj  1:  upright  in  position  or  posture;  "an  erect  stature";  "erect 
  flower  stalks";  "for  a  dog,  an  erect  tail  indicates 
  aggression";  "a  column  still  vertical  amid  the  ruins"; 
  "he  sat  bolt  upright"  [syn:  {vertical},  {upright}] 
  [ant:  {unerect}] 
  2:  (physiology)  of  sexual  organs;  stiff  and  rigid  [syn:  {tumid}] 
  v  1:  construct,  build,  or  erect;  "Raise  a  barn"  [syn:  {raise},  {rear}, 
  {set  up},  {put  up}]  [ant:  {level}] 
  2:  cause  to  rise  up  [syn:  {rear}] 




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