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erect

e·rect

erect

 
pronunciation:
ih rekt
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: upright in posture or position.
The soldiers stood erect in a line.
 
synonyms:
up, upright
similar words:
straight
definition 2: pointing up stiffly
The dog held his ears erect at the sound.
synonyms:
up
antonyms:
floppy, limp
similar words:
rigid, stiff
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: erected, erecting, erects
definition 1: to build from the ground up.
They are erecting a house.
synonyms:
build, raise
antonyms:
demolish, dismantle, tear down
similar words:
construct
definition 2: to raise into an upright position.
They erected the tall sign with a crane.
synonyms:
rear, stand
similar words:
lift, right
derivations: erectable (adj.), erectly (adv.), erectness (n.)
Word Parts
The word erect contains the following part:
reg, rect, rig1 Latin root that means king, rule, guide; straight