erect

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. raise, exalt; rear; build, construct; establish, set up, institute; create. See elevation, production. —adj. upright, straight, vertical, perpendicular; uplifted.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. upright, vertical, perpendicular, standing up; see straight 1 , upright 1 .
v.
1. [To build]
Syn. construct, raise, fabricate; see build 1 .
2. [To assemble]
Syn. put together, fit together, join, set up; see assemble 3 .
3. [To raise]
Syn. lift up, set up, plant, upraise; see raise 1 .
4. [To establish]
Syn. found, institute, set up, form; see establish 2 , organize 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
v.
construct, build, assemble, *slap together, fabricate, raise, frame, pitch, put up, devise, form.
II
a.
upright, straight up, standing, perpendicular, vertical.
ANT.: flaccid, flat, horizontal
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective Directed or pointed upward: raised, upright, upstanding. See HORIZONTAL. II verb 1. To make or form (a structure): build, construct, put up, raise, rear2. See MAKE. 2. To raise upright: pitch, put up, raise, rear2, set up, upraise, uprear. See HORIZONTAL, RISE.

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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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