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ERECT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does erect mean? 

ERECT (adjective)
  The adjective ERECT has 2 senses:

1. upright in position or posture
2. of sexual organs; stiff and rigid

  Familiarity information: ERECT used as an adjective is rare.


ERECT (verb)
  The verb ERECT has 2 senses:

1. construct, build, or erect
2. cause to rise up

  Familiarity information: ERECT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ERECT (adjective)


Sense 1erect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Upright in position or posture

Synonyms:

erect; upright; vertical

Context examples:

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

Similar:

semi-upright (of animals that are partly erect)

standing (having a supporting base)

stand-up (requiring a standing position)

statant (standing on four feet)

straight-backed (of posture)

semi-erect (of plants that are partly erect)

semi-climbing (of plants that are semi-climbers)

rampant; rearing (rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile)

passant (in walking position with right foreleg raised)

orthostatic (pertaining to an upright standing posture)

fastigiate (having clusters of erect branches (often appearing to form a single column))

erectile (capable of being raised to an upright position)

straight; unbent; unbowed (erect in posture)

Attribute:

attitude; position; posture (the arrangement of the body and its limbs)

Antonym:

unerect (not upright in position or posture)


Sense 2erect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of sexual organs; stiff and rigid

Synonyms:

erect; tumid

Similar:

hard (resisting weight or pressure)

Domain category:

physiology (the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms)


ERECT (verb)


Sense 1erect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Construct, build, or erect

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

erect; put up; set up; rear; raise

Context example:

Raise a barn

Hypernyms (to "erect" is one way to...):

build; construct; make (make by combining materials and parts)

Domain category:

building; construction (the act of constructing something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2erect [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to rise up

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

erect; rear

Hypernyms (to "erect" is one way to...):

bring up; elevate; get up; lift; raise (raise from a lower to a higher position)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "erect"):

pitch; set up (erect and fasten)

cock up; prick; prick up (raise)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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