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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


2. erect of sexual organs; stiff and rigid



Domain categoryphysiology


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


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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