: rigidly erect : lifted up : raised
a rabbit with ears arrect
: attentive, alert
God speaks … to the vigilant and arrectGeorge Smalridge

Word History


Latin arrectus, past participle of arrigere to raise up, from ad- + -rigere (from regere to direct, guide)

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“Arrect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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