Erect - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈrekt|  American pronunciation of the word erect
Brit.  |ɪˈrɛkt|  British pronunciation of the word erect


- construct, build, or erect (syn: raise, rear)
- cause to rise up (syn: rear)


- of sexual organs; stiff and rigid (syn: tumid)


She sat erect, listening for her name.

...a lone tree remained erect after the terrible tornado had passed...

The city erected a statue in his honor.

They erected a marker over the grave.

Martin stood erect on the platform.

Police have erected barriers across the main roads into the town.

It took a couple of hours to erect the tent.

Her legs were long and fine, her hips slender, her carriage erect.

The main structure takes only about 40 man-hours to erect.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: erect
he/she/it: erects
present participle: erecting
past tense: erected
past participle: erected
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