ETYM Latin erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. Related to Right, Alert.
1. Upright in position or posture; SYN. vertical, upright.
2. (Physiology) Of sexual organs; stiff and rigid; SYN. tumid.
ETYM Latin constructio: cf. French construction.
1. A group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit; SYN. expression.
2. An interpretation of a text or action; SYN. twist.
3. Drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem.
4. The act of constructing or building something; SYN. building.
5. The commercial activity involved in constructing buildings; SYN. building.
6. The creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought; SYN. mental synthesis.
deployment / dəplɔɪmənt /
The distribution of forces in preparation for battle or work.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: built).
1. To be engaged in building.
2. To build or establish something abstract; SYN. establish.
3. To develop and grow.
4. To found or ground.
5. To give form to, according to a plan.
6. To order, supervise, or finance the construction of.
erect / ɪrekt /
1. To raise and place in an upright or perpendicular position; to set upright; to raise.
2. To raise, as a building; to build; to construct.
3. To set up or assemble.
4. (Argumentation) To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, or the like.
6. To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute.
1. To set up or found; SYN. set up, found, launch.
2. To set up or lay the groundwork for; SYN. found, plant, constitute, institute.
3. To use as a basis for; found on; SYN. base, ground, found.
4. To bring about; SYN. give.
ETYM Old Eng. picchen; akin to Eng. pick, pike.
1. To erect and fix firmly in place, especially at an angle.
2. To erect and fasten; SYN. set up.
3. To throw, especially in certain sports (e.g. baseball).
4. To set to a certain pitch, as of an instrument or one's voice.
5. To cause to be at a particular level.
6. (Nautical) To have the bow rise and fall sharply because of rough seas.