Associations to the word «Erect»


ERECT, adjective. Upright; vertical or reaching broadly upwards.
ERECT, adjective. Rigid, firm; standing out perpendicularly.
ERECT, adjective. (obsolete) Bold; confident; free from depression; undismayed.
ERECT, adjective. (obsolete) Directed upward; raised; uplifted.
ERECT, adjective. Watchful; alert.
ERECT, adjective. (heraldry) Elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents, etc.
ERECT, verb. (transitive) To put up by the fitting together of materials or parts.
ERECT, verb. (transitive) To cause to stand up or out.
ERECT, verb. To raise and place in an upright or perpendicular position; to set upright; to raise.
ERECT, verb. To lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify.
ERECT, verb. To animate; to encourage; to cheer.
ERECT, verb. (astrology) To cast or draw up (a figure of the heavens, horoscope etc.).
ERECT, verb. To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, etc.
ERECT, verb. To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute.

Dictionary definition

ERECT, verb. Construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn".
ERECT, verb. Cause to rise up.
ERECT, adjective. Upright in position or posture; "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".
ERECT, adjective. Of sexual organs; stiff and rigid.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats