erect has definitions from the fields of physiology,sexuality
[ verb ] construct, build, or erect


set_up put_up raise rear


"Raise a barn"

Used in print


In 1899 , Parliament erected a statue to Cromwell in Westminster , facing Whitehall and there , presumably , he still stands .

(R. P. Jerrard, "Inscribed squares in plane curves"...)

On C , from the point P at **f to the point Q at **f , we construct the chord , and upon the chord as a side erect a square in such a way that as s approaches zero the square is inside C .

We erect a square with PQ as a side and with free corners **f and **f adjacent to P and Q respectively .

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

Pels also sent a check for $ 100 to Russell 's widow and had a white marble monument erected on his grave .

(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)

In 1918 the New_England_Telephone_Company began erecting a building to house its operations on the corner of U._S._Rte._7 and what is now Memorial_Avenue at Manchester_Center .

[ adjective ] upright in position or posture


upright vertical


"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"

Used in print

(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)

He stood stiffly erect , clutching the staff , his body half hidden by the limp cloth .

Watson glanced briefly at him , seeing only a body rigidly erect behind the languid banner .

The third crawling man forced himself erect .

[ adjective ] (physiology) of sexual organs; stiff and rigid



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physiology hard

[ verb ] cause to rise up



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raise prick_up pitch erecting