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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 erect /ɪˈrɛkt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 erect /ɪˈrɛkt/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·rect a.
 1. 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.   --Milton.
    Among the Greek colonies and churches of Asia, Philadelphia is still erect -- a column of ruins.   --Gibbon.
 2. Directed upward; raised; uplifted.
 His piercing eyes, erect, appear to view
 Superior worlds, and look all nature through.   --Pope.
 3. Bold; confident; free from depression; undismayed.
 But who is he, by years
 Bowed, but erect in heart?   --Keble.
 4. Watchful; alert.
    Vigilant and erect attention of mind.   --Hooker.
 5. Bot. Standing upright, with reference to the earth's surface, or to the surface to which it is attached.
 6. Her. Elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents, etc.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·rect, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Erected; p. pr. & vb. n. Erecting.]
 1. 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.
 2. 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.
 3. To lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify.
    That didst his state above his hopes erect.   --Daniel.
    I, who am a party, am not to erect myself into a judge.   --Dryden.
 4. To animate; to encourage; to cheer.
    It raiseth the dropping spirit, erecting it to a loving complaisance.   --Barrow.
 5. To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, or the like. “To erect conclusions.” --Sir T. Browne. “Malebranche erects this proposition.”
 6. To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute. “To erect a new commonwealth.”
 Erecting shop Mach., a place where large machines, as engines, are put together and adjusted.
 Syn: -- To set up; raise; elevate; construct; build; institute; establish; found.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·rect, v. i. To rise upright. [Obs.]
    By wet, stalks do erect.   --Bacon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 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" [syn: vertical, upright]
             [ant: unerect]
      2: of sexual organs; stiff and rigid [syn: tumid]
      v 1: construct, build, or erect; "Raise a barn" [syn: raise, rear,
            set up, put up] [ant: level]
      2: cause to rise up [syn: rear]