HyperDic: erect

English > 4 senses of the word erect:
ADJECTIVEallerect, vertical, uprightupright in position or posture
allerect, tumidof sexual organs
VERBcreationerect, raise, rear, set up, put upconstruct, build, or erect
motionerect, rearcause to rise up
erect > pronunciation
Soundsihreh'kt
Rhymesabject ... wrecked: 66 rhymes with ehkt...
English > erect: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningupright in position or posture.
Examples
  • "an erect stature"
  • "erect flower stalks"
  • "for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression"
Synonymsvertical, upright
Attribute ofposition, posture, attitudeThe arrangement of the body and its limbs
Narrowererectilecapable of being raised to an upright position
fastigiateHaving clusters of erect branches (often appearing to form a single column)
orthostaticpertaining to an upright standing posture
passantIn walking position with right foreleg raised
rampant, rearingrearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile
semi-climbingOf plants that are semi-climbers
semi-erectOf plants that are partly erect
semi-uprightOf animals that are partly erect
stand-uprequiring a standing position
standingHaving a supporting base
statantStanding on four feet
straight, unbent, unbowedErect in posture
Oppositeunerectnot upright in position or posture
Spanisherecto, vertical
Catalanerecte
Nounserectnessthe property of being upright in posture
erectnessposition at right angles to the horizon
Adverbserectlyin a straight-backed manner
English > erect: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf sexual organs; stiff and rigid.
Synonymtumid
CategoryphysiologyThe branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
BroaderhardResisting weight or pressure
Spanisherecto, túmido
English > erect: 4 senses > verb 1, creation
MeaningConstruct, build, or erect.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsraise, rear, set up, put up
Categoryconstruction, buildingThe act of constructing something
Broaderconstruct, build, makemake by combining materials and parts
Oppositelevel, raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, take down, pull downtear down so as to make flat with the ground
Spanishalzar, construir, edificar, erigir, levantar
Catalanaixecar, alçar, construir, erigir
Nounserecting, erectionthe act of building or putting up
erectiona structure that has been erected
English > erect: 4 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningCause to rise up.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymrear
Narrowerpitch, set upErect and fasten
prick up, prick, cock upRaise
Broaderraise, lift, elevate, get up, bring upRaise from a lower to a higher position
Spanisherguir, erigir, levantar
Nounserectionthe act of building or putting up

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