Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To set upringht; build; establish; exalt.

Part of speech: adjective

Upright; vertical.

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Usage examples "erect":

  1. Just a few yards from him rode Colonel George, erect and easy, but also evidently with no eyes for anything but the hounds; and close after him came three more, while the sixth was a full hundred yards behind. - "The Drummer's Coat", J. W. Fortescue.
  2. " Now," said Elizabeth, sitting erect again, " what is it? - "Black Jack", Max Brand.
  3. The colour came back to his face; he dropped one leg over the bed's edge; and she stood erect and stepped aside for him to rise. - "The Dark Star", Robert W. Chambers.