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English adjective: erect

1. erect upright in position or posture


SamplesAn erect stature.
Erect flower stalks.
For a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression.
A column still vertical amid the ruins.
He sat bolt upright.


Synonymsupright, vertical


Similarerectile, fastigiate, orthostatic, passant, rampant, rearing, semi-climbing, semi-erect, semi-upright, stand-up, standing, statant, straight, unbent, unbowed


Attributeattitude, position, posture


Antonymsunerect

2. erect of sexual organs; stiff and rigid


Synonymstumid


Similarhard


Domain categoryphysiology


Antonymssoft


English verb: erect

1. erect (creation) construct, build, or erect


SamplesRaise a barn.


Synonymsput up, raise, rear, set up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)build, construct, make


Domain categorybuilding, construction


Antonymsdismantle, pull down, rase, raze, tear down, level, take down

2. erect (motion) cause to rise up


Synonymsrear


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise


Narrower (hyponym)cock up, pitch, prick, prick up, set up









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