• MAGDELAINE DE VERCHÈRES The First Girl Scout in the New World. From Statue erected by Lord Grey, near the site of Fort Verchères on the St. Lawrence
    MAGDELAINE DE VERCHÈRES The First Girl Scout in the New World. From Statue erected by Lord Grey, near the site of Fort Verchères on the St. Lawrence
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj erect of sexual organs; stiff and rigid
    • adj erect 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"
    • v erect construct, build, or erect "Raise a barn"
    • v erect cause to rise up
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Hollywood sign was first erected in 1923. It was first erected as "Hollywoodland."
    • Erect Bold; confident; free from depression; undismayed. "But who is he, by years
      Bowed, but erect in heart?"
    • Erect Directed upward; raised; uplifted. "His piercing eyes, erect , appear to view
      Superior worlds, and look all nature through."
    • Erect (Her) Elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents, etc.
    • Erect (Bot) Standing upright, with reference to the earth's surface, or to the surface to which it is attached.
    • Erect To animate; to encourage; to cheer. "It raiseth the dropping spirit, erecting it to a loving complaisance."
    • Erect To lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify. "That didst his state above his hopes erect .""I, who am a party, am not to erect myself into a judge."
    • Erect To raise and place in an upright or perpendicular position; to set upright; to raise; as, to erect a pole, a flagstaff, a monument, etc.
    • Erect To raise, as a building; to build; to construct; as, to erect a house or a fort; to set up; to put together the component parts of, as of a machine.
    • v. i Erect To rise upright. "By wet, stalks do erect ."
    • Erect To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, or the like. "To erect conclusions.""Malebranche erects this proposition."
    • Erect To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute. "To erect a new commonwealth."
    • Erect Upright, or having a vertical position; not inverted; not leaning or bent; not prone; as, to stand erect . "Two of far nobler shape, erect and tall.""Among the Greek colonies and churches of Asia, Philadelphia is still erect a column of ruins."
    • Erect Watchful; alert. "Vigilant and erect attention of mind."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Most men have erections every hour to hour and a half during sleep.
    • erect To raise and set in an upright or perpendicular position; set up; raise up: as, to erect a telegraph-pole or a flagstaff.
    • erect To raise, as a building; build; construct: as, to erect a house or a temple; to erect a fort.
    • erect To set up or establish; found; form; frame: as, to erect a kingdom or commonwealth; to erect a new system or theory.
    • erect To raise from a lower level or condition to a higher; elevate; exalt; lift up.
    • erect To animate; encourage.
    • erect To advance or set forth; propound.
    • erect To draw, as a figure, upon a base; construct, as a figure: as, to erect a horoscope; to erect a circle on a given line as a semidiameter; to erect a perpendicular to a line from a given point in the line.
    • erect Construct, build, institute, establish, plant.
    • erect Elevate. See raise.
    • erect To take an upright position; rise.
    • erect Having an upright posture; standing; directed upward; raised; uplifted.
    • erect Specifically— In heraldry, set vertically in some unusual way: thus, a boar's head charged with the muzzle or snout uppermost, pointing to the top of the field, is said to be erect.
    • erect In botany, vertical throughout; not spreading or declined; upright: as, an erect stem; an erect leaf or ovule.
    • erect In entomology, upright: applied to hairs, spines, etc., when they are nearly but not quite at right angles to the surface or margin on which they are situated. In this sense distinguished from perpendicular or vertical.
    • erect Hence Upright and firm; bold.
    • erect Intent; alert.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Smoking makes it almost impossible for a male to have a natural erection and it shrinks the penis. It also reduces the mobility of sperm.
    • v.t Erect e-rekt′ to set upright: to raise: to build: to exalt: to establish
    • adj Erect upright: directed upward
    • ***


  • Robert Green Ingersoll
    “He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others.”
  • Edwin P. Whipple
    Edwin P. Whipple
    “Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time.”
  • Linda Ronstadt
    Linda Ronstadt
    “You have to erect a fence and say, Okay, scale this.”
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    “In order to master the unruly torrent of life the learned man meditates, the poet quivers, and the political hero erects the fortress of his will.”
  • Remy De Gourmont
    “The whole effort of a sincere man is to erect his personal impressions into laws.”
  • Zig Ziglar
    “There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. erectus, p. p. of erigere, to erect; e, out + regere, to lead straight. See Right, and cf. Alert


In literature:

During the night they were kept penned up in sheds, which had been erected for that purpose near the wharf.
"Reminiscences" by Hans Mattson
A statue of Sir Thomas White, lord mayor of London (1532-1533), founder of St John's College, Oxford, was erected in 1883.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
His lordship erected two forts, called Henry and Charles, after the king's sons.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
The build is rather slighter than that of the English mastiff, and the ears are small and carried erect.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
On these spots monuments have been erected.
"The Pictureque Antiquities of Spain;" by Nathaniel Armstrong Wells
The front and gateway facing the High Street were not erected till 1660.
"Speeches and Addresses of H. R. H. the Prince of Wales: 1863-1888" by Edward VII
On the present site of Peoria, he erected a fort in 1680.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
It is the first English church erected in the country.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia" by Maturin M. Ballou
Ears moderate, erect, rounded, hairy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
It is but a single track erected in 1861.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
A statue of him was erected in the principal square in 1875.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
In some instances they have been erected, and have fallen.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
Haman erected his own gallows.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
Therefore, a large canvas tent was erected within the courtyard of Mr. von Osten.
"Clever Hans" by Oskar Pfungst
Adanson's statue was erected in the Jardin des Plantes, Paris, in 1856.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
A triumphal arch of white marble, erected in honour of Trajan, stands on the mole.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
It contains a ruined palace of Aurangzib and a mausoleum erected to the memory of his favourite wife.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
They were accordingly again erected into a military battalion and brought upon the roll of the British army.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
Besides vast sanitary advantages accruing, it has created space for the erection of a new front to the town.
"Toronto of Old" by Henry Scadding
It was used very extensively in the erection of ancient temples.
"The World and Its People: Book VII" by Anna B. Badlam

In poetry:

The very moss beneath his feet
Becomes as solid stone,
Whereon he stands erect to brave
The world's worst wrath alone.
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson
A gracious, simple, truthful man,
Who walks the earth erect,
Nor stoops his noble head to one
From fear or false respect;
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
The monuments which I erect
Will hand my name for ages down,
While tombs of kings will meet neglect,
Or worse, be greeted with a frown.
"To Miss Mary Bain" by David John Scott
More of thy presence, Lord, impart,
More of thine image let me bear;
Erect thy throne within my heart,
And reign without a rival there.
"Ask What I Shall Give Thee (II)" by John Newton
Then came the Captain of the band;
A gleaming pike was in his hand;
With head erect and warrior stride,
He all the powers of Ludd defied.
"The Watch And Ward." by Samuel Bamford
Along the hot and endless road,
Calm and erect, with haggard eyes,
The prisoner bore his fetters' load
Beneath the scorching, azure skies.
"His Rubies: Told" by Laurence Hope

In news:

A replica of the billboard erected along Interstate 10 searching for answers in the 2006 triple homicide.
Follow the set up of a holiday tradition at the Mall in Columbia, where a giant poinsettia tree is erected with 1,000 plants over the course of more than 14 hours.
In this Nov 14, 2011 file photo, members of the Occupy Fairbanks movement work together to erect a wall tent with a wood stove at Veteran's Memorial Park in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Veterans to re-erect cross in Mojave after legal fight.
A striking granite monument on Virginia's Cedar Creek Battlefield honoring Vermont's 8th Volunteer Infantry Regiment has been all but hidden from public view since it was erected in 1885.
Why doesn't my foreskin retract when I have an erection.
This historic marker was erected near where Robert E Lee's "special orders" were written and lost.
He added that suspected erections are a recurring problem among rowers .
The latest crane erected in the Town Center will be the first with a device that electronically verifies inspections taking place.
THE BELMONT Savings and Loan in the early 1920s was located on the east side of Union Street, approximately halfway between 32nd and 33rd streets in Bellaire, but was later torn down to provide for the erection of the Bellaire Bridge.
The problem, the department said yesterday, was that scaffolding had been erected without a permit.
Photo by Torin Halsey/Times Record News Nick Moreno (right) and Aaron Saldana, of Park Fence, take down the temporary fencing that was erected for FallsFest in Lucy Park.
Federal officials and Derby Line Village Trustees walk the area where the US Government may erect a border crossing gate.
About $3,000 raised toward erecting a statue of founder.
Mark VanEyck, 6, a Cub Scout with Olathe Cub Scout Pack 3777, erects an American flag in front of a headstone at the Leavenworth National Cemetery Saturday.

In science:

Isaac Newton erected his theory of gravity on the idea of instant action at a distance.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
This telescope was erected during the summer of 2003 at the basecamp of the Fred Lawerence Whipple Observatory in Arizona.
An Overview of The VERITAS Prototype Telescope And Camera
Two prototype antennas were procured and erected at the site of the Very Large Array of NRAO in New Mexico.
Near-Field Radio Holography of Large Reflector Antennas
This point of view provides a firm basis on which to erect a scientific formalism that does not depend on psychological characteristics of human beings.
Menger 1934 revisited
First, perhaps in a particular location a base station may not have been erected.
Power Optimization on a Network: The effects of randomness
Recall now that at every point on a curved spacetime one can erect a local Lorentz frame where the basic variables can be sub jected to a local Lorentz transformation.
Black hole entropy: classical and quantum aspects
Of the many possible ways to erect coordinate systems around black holes, two are most commonly used: Boyer-Lindquist coordinates and Kerr-Schild coordinates.
General Relativistic MHD Jets
To do so most conveniently, one erects a local system of orthonormal unit vectors called a “tetrad”.
General Relativistic MHD Jets
In the picture in the middle of Figure 12 the curve γ is represented by the thick solid curve, and through the point M0 of this curve have been erected the affine normal and the tangent.
Curvature Functionals for Curves in the Equi-Affine Plane
Now we shall show how we can erect the LAO test from the set of compound tests when 3(M − 1) strictly positive elements of the reliabilities matrix EM ,M ,M |m,M ,M , EM ,M ,M |M ,m,M and EM ,M ,M |M ,M ,m , m = 1, M − 1, are preliminarily given.
Multiple Objects: Error Exponents in Hypotheses Testing and Identification
We can erect the LAO test from the set of compound tests when 2M strictly positive elements of the reliability matrix EM +1,m|m,m and Em,M +1|m,m , m = 1, M , are preliminarily given (see ).
Multiple Objects: Error Exponents in Hypotheses Testing and Identification
Since there are infinitely many such ellipses, we require in addition that the source ellipse be erect, < x θ > = A1 = 0.
Techniques of Proton Radiotherapy: Transport Theory
For a unique definition we again require that the source ellipse be erect (Figure 16, bottom). A line is a degenerate ellipse (emittance = √B = 0) and an erect line is a point source with finite angular spread.
Techniques of Proton Radiotherapy: Transport Theory
We can do that in closed form by transforming the ellipse into an erect ellipse (denoted with a prime) and then into a circle (double prime), while the number of phase space points inside remains the same.
Techniques of Proton Radiotherapy: Transport Theory
The effective extended source is that erect ellipse which drifts into the ellipse at the POI.
Techniques of Proton Radiotherapy: Transport Theory