Definition of Erection

1. Noun. An erect penis.

Exact synonyms: Hard-on
Generic synonyms: Sexual Arousal

2. Noun. A structure that has been erected.
Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure
Derivative terms: Erect

3. Noun. The act of building or putting up.
Exact synonyms: Erecting
Generic synonyms: Building, Construction
Derivative terms: Erect, Erect, Erect

Definition of Erection

1. n. The act of erecting, or raising upright; the act of constructing, as a building or a wall, or of fitting together the parts of, as a machine; the act of founding or establishing, as a commonwealth or an office; also, the act of rousing to excitement or courage.

Definition of Erection

1. Noun. The act of building or putting up or together of something; construction. ¹

2. Noun. Anything erected or built. ¹

3. Noun. (physiology) The physiological process by which a penis becomes erect by being engorged with blood. ¹

4. Noun. A penis or clitoris that has become rigid. ¹

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Definition of Erection

1. the act of erecting [n -S]

Medical Definition of Erection

1. The condition of being made rigid and elevated, as erectile tissue when filled with blood. Origin: L. Erectio This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Erection

erect-crested penguins
erect bugle
erect illumination
erectile organ
erectile tissue
erecting prism
erector-spinal reflex
erector muscle of spine
erector muscles of hairs
erector spinae muscles

Literary usage of Erection

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Disturbances of the Mechanism of erection of the Penis erection of the penis depends on ... There are three physiological mechanisms that lead to erection ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1904)
"While this ordinance was in force the plaintiff in error made a contract witli the Valley Gas & Fuel Company for the erection of certain gasworks upon ..."

3. A Text-book of Physiology for Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1911)
"erection. These constrictor fibers arise from the second to fifth lumbar spinal nerves, and reach the organ by way of the hypo- gastric nerve and plexus and ..."

4. A History of the English Church During the Civil Wars and Under the by Ecole littéraire de Montréal, Charles Gill, William Arthur Shaw (1900)
"The professional clerical spirit, iws-e. now thoroughly roused and self-conscious, would The erection not contemplate the execution of the scheme until byt ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"... greatly disturb and annoy plaintiffs while in their homes ; that the respective homes of plaintiffs are of stated values, and the erection and operation ..."

6. The Cyanide Process for the Extraction of Gold and Its Practical Application by Manuel Eissler (1898)
"CHAPTER I. erection OF A CYANIDE PLANT. Planning the Works.—In the erection of a cyanide plant, before planning the same, some essential points have to be ..."

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