5 letter word starting with er

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erase verb t. To rub or scrape out, as letters or characters written, engraved, or painted; to efface; to expunge; to cross out; as, to erase a word or a name., Fig.: To obliterate; to expunge; to blot out; — used of ideas in the mind or memory.
erato noun The Muse who presided over lyric and amatory poetry.
erect adjective Upright, or having a vertical position; not inverted; not leaning or bent; not prone; as, to stand erect., Directed upward; raised; uplifted., Bold; confident; free from depression; undismayed., Watchful; alert., Standing upright, with reference to the earth’s surface, or to the surface to which it is attached., Elevated, as the tips of wings, heads of serpents, etc., To raise and place in an upright or perpendicular position; to set upright; to raise; as, to erect a pole, a flagstaff, a monument, etc., To raise, as a building; to build; to construct; as, to erect a house or a fort; to set up; to put together the component parts of, as of a machine., To lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify., To animate; to encourage; to cheer., To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, or the like., To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute., To rise upright.
erven plural of Erf
ergat verb t. To deduce logically, as conclusions.
ergot noun A diseased condition of rye and other cereals, in which the grains become black, and often spur-shaped. It is caused by a parasitic fungus, Claviceps purpurea., The mycelium or spawn of this fungus infecting grains of rye and wheat. It is a powerful remedial agent, and also a dangerous poison, and is used as a means of hastening childbirth, and to arrest bleeding., A stub, like soft horn, about the size of a chestnut, situated behind and below the pastern joint., See 2d Calcar, 3 (b).
erica noun A genus of shrubby plants, including the heaths, many of them producing beautiful flowers.
ermin noun An Armenian.
ermit noun A hermit.
erode verb t. To eat into or away; to corrode; as, canker erodes the flesh.
erose adjective Irregular or uneven as if eaten or worn away., Jagged or irregularly toothed, as if nibbled out or gnawed.
erred imp. & past participle of Err
error noun A wandering; a roving or irregular course., A wandering or deviation from the right course or standard; irregularity; mistake; inaccuracy; something made wrong or left wrong; as, an error in writing or in printing; a clerical error., A departing or deviation from the truth; falsity; false notion; wrong opinion; mistake; misapprehension., A moral offense; violation of duty; a sin or transgression; iniquity; fault., The difference between the approximate result and the true result; — used particularly in the rule of double position., The difference between an observed value and the true value of a quantity., The difference between the observed value of a quantity and that which is taken or computed to be the true value; — sometimes called residual error., A mistake in the proceedings of a court of record in matters of law or of fact., A fault of a player of the side in the field which results in failure to put out a player on the other side, or gives him an unearned base.
eruca noun An insect in the larval state; a caterpillar; a larva.
eruct verb t. Alt. of Eructate
erupt verb t. To cause to burst forth; to eject; as, to erupt lava.