from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an erect manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an erect manner or posture.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an erect posture; upright.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a straight-backed manner


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Solutions: Prevent low back pain with attentiveness to posture -- stand erectly.

    Abby Sims: Preventing Pregnancy Aches and Pains

  • As the flag is raised, civilians must not stand about in leisurely or chaotic ways but must instead stand as erectly as possible and form a circle, though holding hands is not recommended.

    Did You Know? Fun Facts about Flaggish Things (for Flag Day)

  • Now it gets out its head; sticking only at its beautiful shoulders: then, with difficulty, drawing back its head, it gasps for breath, and erectly perched, with meditating eyes, first surveys, and then attempts, its wired canopy.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • The jars were not so large as to overburden any of them when, after just delay for exchange of gossip, the girls and goodwives put them on their heads and marched erectly away with them, each beautifully picturesque irrespective of her age or looks.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • He brightened up, carried himself more erectly — even gave himself proprietary airs as they walked together through the gardens.

    Ultima Thule

  • He carried himself erectly, swinging a little on his hips.

    Maurice Guest

  • And squaring his shoulders, he walked erectly down the street, and across the

    Maurice Guest

  • His mother carried herself erectly, was slender — slender to emaciation — and, an inveterate enemy of crinoline, wore clinging, trailing black garments of a style all her own, she and his sisters moving like lank, heavily draped maypoles, where other women bulged and billowed and swam.

    The Way Home

  • In an instant the yards swung round; and as the ship half-wheeled upon her heel, her three firm-seated graceful masts erectly poised upon her long, ribbed hull, seemed as the three

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • When her tall, erectly held figure slowly pivoted to face him, he saw that she was veiled.

    Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.