Upright; vertical or reaching broadly upwards.
Rigid, firm; standing out perpendicularly.
(obsolete) Bold; confident; free from depression; undismayed.
- Among the Greek colonies and churches of Asia, Philadelphia is still erect — a column of ruins.
(obsolete) Directed upward; raised; uplifted.
* Alexander Pope
- But who is he, by years / Bowed, but erect in heart?
- His piercing eyes, erect , appear to view / Superior worlds, and look all nature through.
(heraldry) Elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents, etc.
- vigilant and erect attention of mind
To put up by the fitting together of materials or parts.
To cause to stand up or out.
To raise and place in an upright or perpendicular position; to set upright; to raise.
- to erect a house or a fort
To lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify.
- to erect a pole, a flagstaff, a monument, etc.
- that didst his state above his hopes erect
To animate; to encourage; to cheer.
- I, who am a party, am not to erect myself into a judge.
(astrology) To cast or draw up (a figure of the heavens, horoscope etc.).
* 1971 , , Religion and the Decline of Magic , Folio Society 2012, p. 332:
- It raiseth the dropping spirit, erecting it to a loving complaisance.
To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, etc.
* Sir Thomas Browne
- In 1581 Parliament made it a statutory felony to erect figures, cast nativities, or calculate by prophecy how long the Queen would live or who would succeed her.
* John Locke
- to erect conclusions.
To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute.
- Malebranche erects this proposition.
- to erect a new commonwealth
From (etyl) institut, from (etyl), from (etyl) .
An organization founded to promote a cause
An institution of learning; a college, especially for technical subjects
The building housing such an institution
(obsolete) The act of instituting; institution.
- I work in a medical research institute .
(obsolete) That which is instituted, established, or fixed, such as a law, habit, or custom.
- water sanctified by Christ's institute
- They made a sort of institute and digest of anarchy.
(legal, Scotland) The person to whom an estate is first given by destination or limitation.
- to make the Stoics' institutes thy own
* educational institute
* research institute
* academic institute
From (etyl), from (etyl) .
To begin or initiate (something); to found.
* (rfdate) Shakespeare
- He instituted the new policy of having children walk through a metal detector to enter school.
* 1776 , (Thomas Jefferson), (Declaration of Independence) :
- And haply institute / A course of learning and ingenious studies.
(obsolete) To train, instruct.
*:Publius was the first that ever instituted the Souldier to manage his armes by dexteritie and skil, and joyned art unto vertue, not for the use of private contentions, but for the wars and Roman peoples quarrels.
* (rfdate) Dr. H. More
- Whenever any from of government becomes destructive of these ends it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new government.
To nominate; to appoint.
* (William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
- If children were early instituted , knowledge would insensibly insinuate itself.
(ecclesiastical, legal) To invest with the spiritual charge of a benefice, or the care of souls.
- We institute your Grace / To be our regent in these parts of France.
(obsolete) Established; organized; founded.
* Robynson (More's Utopia)
- They have but few laws. For to a people so instruct and institute , very few to suffice.