- vt. 使竖立；建造；安装
- adj. 竖立的；笔直的；因性刺激而勃起的
- vi. 直立；勃起
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e-, 向外。-rect, 竖直，词源同right, correct.
- erect:  Erect was borrowed from Latin ērectus, the past participle of ērigere ‘raise up, set up’. This was a compound verb formed from the prefix ex- ‘out, up’ and regere ‘keep straight, set, direct’ (source of English regent, region, etc). The use of the derivative erection  for the enlargement of the penis dates from the 16th century.
=> correct, direct, regent, region
- erect (adj.)
- late 14c., "upright, not bending," from Latin erectus "upright, elevated, lofty; eager, alert, aroused; resolute; arrogant," past participle of erigere "raise or set up," from e- "up, out of" + regere "to direct, keep straight, guide" (see regal).
- erect (v.)
- c. 1400, a back-formation from erect (adj.) or else from Latin erectus. Related: Erected; erecting.
- 1. Her legs were long and fine, her hips slender, her carriage erect.
- 2. He has a military bearing, never failing to carry himself erect.
- 3. Stand reasonably erect, your arms hanging naturally.
- 4. Stand with your arms by your side and your head erect.
- 5. He is a man of erect and soldierly bearing.
[ erect 造句 ]