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Meaning & Definition of Erect in English

English

Erect

/ɪrɛkt/

verb

1. Construct, build, or erect

  • "Raise a barn"
    synonym:
  • raise
  • ,
  • erect
  • ,
  • rear
  • ,
  • set up
  • ,
  • put up

2. Cause to rise up

    synonym:
  • rear
  • ,
  • erect

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • erect
  • ,
  • vertical
  • ,
  • upright

2. Of sexual organs

  • Stiff and rigid
    synonym:
  • tumid
  • ,
  • erect

Examples of using

Mary's nipples became erect.