(adjective, verb)


1. upright in position or posture

- an erect stature

- erect flower stalks

- for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression

Similar word(s): erectile, fastigiate, orthostatic, passant, rampant, rearing, standing, statant, straight, unbent, unbowed, upright, vertical

2. of sexual organs; stiff and rigid

Similar word(s): hard, tumid


1. construct, build, or erect

Similar word(s): raise, rear

Definition categories: creation, build, construct, make

2. cause to rise up

Similar word(s): rear

Definition categories: motion, elevate, lift, raise

Sentences with erect as a verb:

- to erect a house or a fort

- to erect a pole, a flagstaff, a monument, etc.