stand erect

stand erect
stand straight

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  • Erect — E*rect , a. [L. erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See {Right}, and cf. {Alert}.] 1. Upright, or having a vertical position; not inverted; not leaning or bent; not prone; as, to stand erect. [1913 Webster] Two of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stand — Synonyms and related words: Anschauung, abide, abide by, abide with, accept, adhere to, advocate, affirm, affirmance, affirmation, afford, allegation, allow, allude to, ambo, anchor, angle, angle of vision, announcement, annunciation, answer,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • erect — /əˈrɛkt / (say uh rekt), /i / (say ee ) adjective 1. upright in position or posture: an erect stance. 2. raised or directed upwards: a dog with ears erect. 3. Botany vertical throughout; not spreading or declined: an erect stem; an erect leaf; an …  

  • stand up — Synonyms and related words: answer, arise, ascend, avail, be consistent, be equal to, be erect, be proof against, be the case, be true, be truthful, bear, bear up, bear up against, bristle, cock up, come up, come up fighting, conform to fact,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • erect — 01. My children love to [erect] towers out of blocks and then knock them over. 02. Standing [erect] on its hind legs, a grizzly bear can reach up to 8 feet in height. 03. In 1982, two 250 foot walls of polished black granite were [erected] in… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • erect — adj. to stand erect * * * [ɪ rekt] to stand erect …   Combinatory dictionary

  • stand —   1. Upright position. Kū, kukū, kūlia;    ♦ stand apart, separate, kū ka awale, kū kahi, kūkāka ikahi, kūka ikahi;    ♦ stand with legs apart, ki ihelei, ki elei;    ♦ stand erect, ōkū, ūlepe; ōkala (as hair);    ♦ stand rudely with hands on… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • stand on end — verb To stand erect, bristle, especially from fear …   Wiktionary

  • Stand — (st[a^]nd), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stood} (st[oo^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Standing}.] [OE. standen; AS. standan; akin to OFries. stonda, st[=a]n, D. staan, OS. standan, st[=a]n, OHG. stantan, st[=a]n, G. stehen, Icel. standa, Dan. staae, Sw. st[*a],… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stand by — Stand Stand (st[a^]nd), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stood} (st[oo^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Standing}.] [OE. standen; AS. standan; akin to OFries. stonda, st[=a]n, D. staan, OS. standan, st[=a]n, OHG. stantan, st[=a]n, G. stehen, Icel. standa, Dan. staae,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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