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)
Origin: L. Erectus, p. P. Of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See Right, and cf. Alert.
(01 Mar 1998)
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