Erect in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is erect a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word erect is a Scrabble US word. The word erect is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

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Yes. The word erect is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:

E1R1E1C3T1

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Valid words made from Erect

You can make 21 words from 'erect' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


5 letters words from 'erect'

ERECT 7TERCE 7

4 letters words from 'erect'

CERE 6CERT 6
CETE 6CREE 6
RETE 4TEER 4
TREE 4 

3 letters words from 'erect'

CEE 5ERE 3
REC 5REE 3
RET 3TEC 5
TEE 3 

2 letters words from 'erect'

EE 2ER 2
ET 2RE 2
TE 2 

All 5 letters words made out of erect

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Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word erect. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in erect.

Definitions and meaning of erect

erect

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈɹɛkt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛkt
  • Hyphenation: erect

Etymology 1

From Middle English erect, a borrowing from Latin ērectus (upright), past participle of ērigō (raise, set up), from ē- (out) + regō (to direct, keep straight, guide).

Adjective

erect (comparative more erect, superlative most erect)

  1. Upright; vertical or reaching broadly upwards.
    • Among the Greek colonies and churches of Asia, Philadelphia is still erect — a column in a scene of ruins.
    • 1789, Edward Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, volume 6, chapter 64.
  2. Rigid, firm; standing out perpendicularly.
  3. (obsolete) Bold; confident; free from depression; undismayed.
    • (Can we date this quote by Keble and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      But who is he, by years / Bowed, but erect in heart?
  4. (obsolete) Directed upward; raised; uplifted.
  5. Watchful; alert.
    • (Can we date this quote by Hooker and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      vigilant and erect attention of mind
  6. (heraldry) Elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents, etc.
Antonyms
  • (rigid; standing out perpendicularly): flaccid
Derived terms
  • erectable
  • semierect
Related terms
  • erectile
  • erection
  • erigible
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English erecten, from the adjective (see above).

Verb

erect (third-person singular simple present erects, present participle erecting, simple past and past participle erected)

  1. (transitive) To put up by the fitting together of materials or parts.
    to erect a house or a fort
  2. (transitive) 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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Daniel and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      that didst his state above his hopes erect
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      I, who am a party, am not to erect myself into a judge.
  5. To animate; to encourage; to cheer.
    • (Can we date this quote by Barrow and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      It raiseth the dropping spirit, erecting it to a loving complaisance.
  6. (astrology) To cast or draw up (a figure of the heavens, horoscope etc.).
    • 1971, Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society 2012, p. 332:
      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.
  7. To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, etc.
    • (Can we date this quote by Sir Thomas Browne and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      to erect conclusions.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Locke and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Malebranche erects this proposition.
  8. To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute.
    • (Can we date this quote by Hooker and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      to erect a new commonwealth
    • 1812, Arthur Collins & Sir Egerton Brydges, Peerage of England, F.C. and J. Rivington et al, page 330:
      In 1686, he was appointed one of the Commissioners in the new ecclesiastical commission erected by King James, and was proud of that honour.
Synonyms
  • build
Derived terms
  • erecting shop
  • re-erect, reerect

Translations

Anagrams

  • -crete, Crete, recte, terce

Source: wiktionary.org
  • upright.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)