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Definition 1: construct, build, or erect - [verb of creation]

Samples where erect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Raise a barn

Synonyms for erect in the sense of this definition

(erect is a kind of ...) make by combining materials and parts

"this little pig made his house out of straw" "Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer"

(erect belongs to category ...) the act of constructing something

"during the construction we had to take a detour" "his hobby was the building of boats"

Definition 2: cause to rise up - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for erect in the sense of this definition

(erect is a kind of ...) raise from a lower to a higher position

"Raise your hands" "Lift a load"

(... is a kind of erect ) erect and fasten

"pitch a tent"

(... is a kind of erect ) raise

"The dog pricked up his ears"

Definition 3: upright in position or posture - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where erect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for erect in the sense of this definition

(erect is similar to ...) erect in posture

"sit straight" "stood defiantly with unbowed back"

(erect is similar to ...) standing on four feet

(erect is similar to ...) requiring a standing position

"a stand-up bar" "a stand-up comic"

(erect is similar to ...) having a supporting base

"a standing lamp"

(erect is similar to ...) of animals that are partly erect

(erect is similar to ...) of plants that are partly erect

(erect is similar to ...) of plants that are semi-climbers

(erect is similar to ...) rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile

"a lion rampant"

(erect is similar to ...) in walking position with right foreleg raised

(erect is similar to ...) pertaining to an upright standing posture

"orthostatic hypotension"

(erect is similar to ...) having clusters of erect branches (often appearing to form a single column)

(erect is similar to ...) capable of being raised to an upright position

"erectile feathers"

(... are attributes of erect) the arrangement of the body and its limbs

"he assumed an attitude of surrender"

Definition 4: of sexual organs; stiff and rigid - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for erect in the sense of this definition

(erect is similar to ...) resisting weight or pressure

(erect belongs to category ...) the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms

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