1. To put up by the fitting together of materials or parts.
    to erect a house or a fort
  2. To cause to stand up or out.
  3. To raise and place in an upright or perpendicular position; to set upright; to raise.
    to erect a pole, a flagstaff, a monument, etc.
  4. To lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify.
  5. To animate; to encourage; to cheer.
  6. To cast or draw up (a figure of the heavens, horoscope etc.).
  7. To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, etc.
  8. To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute.


  1. Upright; vertical or reaching broadly upwards.
  2. Rigid, firm; standing out perpendicularly.
  3. Bold; confident; free from depression; undismayed.
  4. Directed upward; raised; uplifted.
  5. Watchful; alert.
  6. Elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents, etc.

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