erect: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (i-rekt'), [key]
- upright in position or posture: to stand or sit erect.
- raised or directed upward: a dog with ears erect.
- vertical throughout; not spreading or declined: an erect stem; an erect leaf or ovule.
- a sword erect.
- (of a charge) represented palewise:a sword erect.
- (of an animal or part of an animal) represented upright:a boar's head erect.
- (of an image) having the same position as the object; not inverted.
- to build; construct; raise: to erect a house.
- to raise and set in an upright or vertical position: to erect a telegraph pole.
- to set up or establish, as an institution; found.
- to bring about; cause to come into existence: to erect barriers to progress.
- to draw or construct (a line or figure) upon a given line, base, or the like.
- to form or create legally (usually fol. by into): to erect a territory into a state.
- to change (an inverted image) to the normal position.
- to assemble; make ready for use.
- to become erect; stand up or out.
- erect (Thesaurus)